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HONOR THY FATHER «m THY MOTHER 




My Mother, 1870. 

MARY ANN MAY. 

1812-1899. 




My Father, 1870. 

JOHN PAINE. 

1812-1889. 



This Story [of my Ancestry is Dedicated 
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Birthplace of my Father and his four sons, East Woodstock, Conn. 



MY ANCESTORS IN AMERICA. 



PAGE 

Adgate, Thomas (Mary Marvin) 150 

Abigail (Daniel Tracy I ) 150 

AspiNWALL, Peter (Remember Palfrey) 76 

Nathaniel ( Abigail Bowen) 76 

Abigail (John Child II) 77 

. Baret, Margaret (Simon I [untington I ) 141 

Barnard, Thomas 1 1 3 

Helen 113 

Mary (Anthony Morse II) 113 

Bennett, Priscilla (William ( larpenter III) 115 

Bett, Grace ( Edward Morris) 104 

Boardman, Rebecca 59 

William 59 

' ' Frances 59 

Aaron 59 

Mary 59 

" Moses (Abigail Hastings) 59 

Elizabeth (Abraham Williams [I) 60 

Bowen, Griffith ( Margaret Fleming) 71 

Mary (Benjamin Child I ) 71 

Henry I (Elizabeth .Johnson) 71 

Abigail (Nathaniel Aspinwall ) 72 

Isaac (Hannah Winchester ) 72 

Henry II (Margaret Davis) 7:: 

Matthew (Mary Dana) 7:! 

Margaret (Ebenezer Smith III) 74 

Bowles, John (Elizabeth Heath) 90 

Elizabeth (John White II) 90 

Brewer, Daniel 102 

Joanna 102 

Sarah (John May II) 102 

Bridge, Edward 103 

" Mary 103 

John (Prudence Robinson) 103 

Prudence (John May III) 103 

Bright, Henry (52 

Elizabeth (Walter Hastings) 62 

BUCKMINSTER, THOMAS 85 

" -I ( (ANNA 85 

Dorcas ( Clement ( lorbin ) 85 

Mary (Henry Stevens) 85 

Bullard, Anne ( Richard Dana) 86 

Bushnell, Richard (Mary Marvin) 147 

Mary (Thomas Leffiingwell II ) 147 

\ Carpenter, William 1 114 

William II 114 

Abigail 114 

" William III (Priscilla Bennett) 115 

John ( Rebecca Readaway) 116 

Priscilla (Peter Morse) 116 

Chickering, Francis (Ann Fiske) 37 

Ann (Stephen Paine II) 37 

Child, Benjamin ( Mary Bowen) 66 

Benjamin II (Grace Morris) 66 

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MY ANCESTORS IN AMERICA 

PAGE 

Child, Joshua (Elizabeth Morris) 66 

' ' John I 67 

' ' Elizabeth 67 

' ' John II (Abigail Aspinwall) 67 

" Dorothy (Ebenezer Smith II) 68 

" Sarah (Jedidiah Morse) 68 

" Elizabeth (John May IV) 70 

William (Deborah Goddard) 69 

" Lucy (Thomas May) ' 69 

Clark, William 1 1 37 

Sarah 137 

' ' William II (Hannah Strong) 137 

William III (Bethia Williams) 138 

' ' Bethia (Jonathan Lyman II ) 138 

" Joh; ' 143 

( Simon Huntington II) 144 

Corbin, Clement (Dorcas Buekminster) 84 

Margaret (Matthew Davis) 84 

es, John 132 

Hannah 132 

Elizabeth (Richard Lyman III) 132 

Dana, Richard (Anne Bullard) 86 

" Benjamin (Mary Buekminster) 86 

Isaac (Sarah Winchester) ". 87 

" Mary (Matthew Bowen) 87 

Davis, William (Alice Thorp) 83 

" Matthew (Margaret Corbin) 83 

Margaret (Henry Bowen II) 83 

Fiske, Ann (Francis Chickering) 37 

Fleming, Margaret (Griffith Bowen) 71 

^ Ford, Thomas 131 

" Jane 131 

" Hepzibah (Richard Lyman II) 131 

' ' Abigail (John Strong) 131 

French, Dorcas (Christopher Peake) 118 

William 120 

Elizabeth 120 

Sarah (Jonathan Peake) 120 

Gager, William 144 

John 144 

' ' Elizabeth 144 

" Lydia (Simon Huntington III) 144 

Goddard, William ( Elizabeth Miles) 105 

Joseph (Deborah Treadwav) 105 

Deborah (William Child) .' 106 

Goldstone, Henry 63 

' ' Anna 63 

Anne (Henry Bright) 63 

Hastings, John 61 

Walter 61 

Elizabeth 61 

" Abigail (Moses Boardman) 61 

Heath, Isaac 91 

' ' Elizabeth 91 

' ' Elizabeth (John Bowles) 91 



MY ANCESTORS IX A.MKKICA 

PAGE 

ETolbrook, Thomas 50 

" Jane 50 

John 1 50 

Sarah 50 

John II (Abigail Pierce) .">1 

Elizabeth (James Smith I ) 51 

Howe, Edward 1 <itf 

Sufferance I Nathaniel Treadway) 108 

Hunt, Enoch 40 

Peter I Elizabeth Smith) 40 

" Sarah (Samuel Peck) 41 

Huntington, Simon I (Margaret Baret ) Ill 

Simon IT (Sarah Clark) 141 

Simon III (Lydia (laser) 141 

Sarah (Solomon Tracy) 141 

Ebenezer ( Sarah Leffingwell I L42 

Simon IV (Hannah Tracy) 142 

Hannah (Eliphalet Lyman ) 1 42 

Johnson, John 78 

" Margery 7S 

Isaac (Elizabeth Porter) 78 

" Elizabeth (Henry Bowen I) 7S 

Larkin, Edward 57 

" Joanna 57 

Thomas (Hannah Remington) 57 

" Elizabeth (William Williams II) 57 

Leavens, John I ( Rachel Wright) 121 

John II (Hannah Woods) 121 

Hannah (Jonathan Peake II) 122 

Leffingwell, Thomas I 145 

Thomas II (Mary Hushnell) 145 

Thomas III ( Lydia Tracy) 146 

Abigail (Daniel Tracy II) 146 

Sarah (Ebenezer Huntington) 146 

Loomis, Joseph I (Mary White) 132 

John (Elizabeth Scott) 133 

Joseph II (Hannah Marsh) 134 

Lydia (Jonathan Lyman I ) 134 

Lyman, Richard I ( Sarah Osborne) 125 

Richard II (Hepzibah Ford) 12.") 

Richard III (Elizabeth Cowles) 126 

" Jonathan I (Lydia Loomis) 126 

Jonathan II (Bethia (lark) 126 

" Eliphalet (Hannah Huntington) 127 

Hannah (Chester May) 130 

Marsh, John ( Ann Webster) 135 

" Hannah (Joseph Loomis II) 135 

Marvin, Matthew 1 5 1 

Mary I 151 

Mary II (Richard Bushnell) 152 

Mary II (Thomas Adgate) 152 

May, John I 93 

" John II (Sarah Brewer) 93 

" John III (Prudence Bridge) 93 

" John IV (Elizabeth Child) 94 

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MY ANCESTORS IN AMERICA 

PAGE 

May, Thomas (Lucy Child) 98 

" Silas (Dorothy Morse) 99 

" Chester (Hannah Lyman) 100 

" Mary Ann (John Paine II) 101 

Miles, Elizabeth (William Goddard) 105 

Morris, Edward (Grace Bett) 104 

" Elizabeth (Joshua Child) 104 

Grace (Benjamin Child) 104 

Morse, Anthony 1 109 

" Mary 109 

Anthony II (Mary Barnard) 109 

' ' Peter (Priscilla Carpenter) 110 

Morse, John ( Sarah Peake) Ill 

" Jedidiah (Sarah Child) Ill 

Dorothy (Silas May) 113 

Niles, Abigail (Consider Tiffany) 64 

Osborne, Sarah ( Richard Lyman I) 125 

Paine, Stephen 1 15 

' ' Neele 15 

' ' Stephen II (Ann Chickering) 21 

Samuel (Anne Peck) 27 

Daniel I (Leah Smith) 29 

" Daniel II (Elizabeth Williams) 31 

" John I (Betsey Smith) 33 

" John II (Mary Ann May) 35 

Palfrey, Peter 78 

Edith 78 

" Remember (Peter Asphrwall) 78 

Peake, Christopher (Dorcas French) 118 

" Jonathan I (Sarah French) 118 

" Jonathan II (Hannah Leavens) 118 

" Sarah (John Morse) 119 

Peck, Joseph 38 

" ' Samuel (Sarah Hunt) 38 

" Anne (Samuel Paine) 39 

Pierce, Michael 52 

' ' Abigail (John Holbrook II) 51 

Porter, Elizabeth (Isaac Johnson) 79 

A Readaway, James 117 

' ' Rebecca (John Carpenter) 117 

Remington, John 58 

' ' Elizabeth 58 

' ' Hannah (Thomas Larkin) 58 

Robinson, William 103 

Prudence 103 

' ' Prudence (John Bridge) 103 

Scott, Thomas 134 

" Ann 134 

" Elizabeth (John Loomis) 134 

Sealis, Richard 81 

" Hannah (John Winchester I) 81 

Shotwell, Agnes (John Webster) 136 

Smith, Henry 41 

' ' Judith 41 

Elizabeth (Peter Hunt) 41 

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MY ANCESTORS IX AMERICA 

PAGE 

Smith, James 1 4:! 

" Joan C 

' ' Joshua -14 

Ruth 44 

" James II ( Elizabeth Eolbrook) 45 

" Leah (Daniel Paine I) 47 

" Ebenezeb I ( Sarah Tiffany) 47 

" Ebenezek 1 1 (Dorothy ( !hild) 47 

" Ebenezer III (Margaret Bowen) 48 

Betsey (John Paine I) 4!) 

Stevens, Henry 88 

Joanna (John Winchester II) 88 

Thorpe, Alice ( William Davis) 83 

Tiffany, Humphrey 64 

Elizabeth (i4 

" Consider (Abigail Niles) (14 

Sarah ( Ebenezer Smith) (i4 

Tracy, Thomas 148 

" Mary 1 is 

" Solomon (Sarah Huntington) 148 

Lydia (Thomas Leffingwell III) 149 

" Daniel I (Abigail Adgate) 149 

" Daniel II ( Abigail Leffingwell) 149 

" Hannah (Simon Huntington IV) 150 

Treadway, Nathaniel (Sufferance Howe) 107 

Deborah (Joseph Goddard) 107 

Ward, William f>(i 

" Joanna (Abraham Williams I) 56 

Webster, John ( Agnes Shotwell) 136 

" Ann (John Marsh) 136 

White, Mary (Joseph Loomis I) 132 

John I 89 

Prances 89 

" John II (Elizabeth Bowles) 89 

Sarah (John Winchester III) 89 

Williams, William 1 53 

Alice 53 

Abraham I (Joanna, Ward) 53 

William II (Elizabeth LarMn) 5.", 

" Abraham II (Elizabeth Boardman) 54 

" Elizabeth (Daniel Paine II) , 55 

Williams, Augustine 1 40 

Hannah 140 

Bethia (William Clark III) 140 

Winchester, John I (Hannah Sealis) 80 

John II (Joanna Stevens) 80 

Josiah SO 

Mary 80 

Hannah (Isaac Bowen) 80 

John III (Sarah White) SI 

Sarah (Isaac Dana) SI 

Woods, John 122 

Mary 122 

' ' Hannah (John Leavens II) \'2'2 

Wright, Rachel (John Leavens I) 121 

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MY" WIFE'S ANCESTORS IN AMERICA 



PAGE 

Allen, Sarah 212 

Almy, William 188 

Audrey 188 

Ann 188 

Barnard, Mary 197 

Bowen, Ruth 209 

Brownell, Thomas 219 

Ann 219 

Mary 219 

Browning, Nathaniel 224 

William I 224 

John 225 

William II 224 

Jeremiah 225 

Ruth I 225 

Ruth II 226 

Burbank, John 211 

Jemima 211 

Caleb 211 

Lydia 211 

Burnham, Bethia 207 

Bushnell, Mary 205 

Carr, Robert 181 

Caleb I 181 

Caleb II 182 

Caleb III 182 

Sarah 182 

Eleazer 182 

Stuteley 182 

George 183 

Geo. Norman 1 84 

Clark, Benjamin 207 

Theophilus I 207 

Martha 207 

Theophilus II 207 

Seth 207 

Thomas Adams 208 

Sarah 208 

Dinoley, Mary 212 

Dyer, William 198 

Mary 198 

Samuel I 199 

Edward 200 

Samuel II 200 

George 200 

Sybil 200 

Foster, Reginald 210 

' ' Abraham I 211 

Abraham II 211 

Nathan 211 

Lois 211 



PAGE 

Freeborn, William 226 

Mary 226 

Sarah 227 

Fuller, Ruth 210 

Gereardy, John. 221 

Mary 221 

Ginedo, Catherine 216 

Greene, John 1 185 

John II 186 

William 188 

Richard 188 

Phillis 188 

Mary 188 

Audrey 188 

Griswold, Francis 209 

Elizabeth 209 

Edward I 204 

Margaret 204 

John 204 

Bathsheba 204 

Daniel 205 

Daniel B 205 

Edward II 205 

Nancy 206 

Hamby, Catherine 203 

Hazard, Thomas 217 

Martha I 217 

Robert 218 

Martha II 218 

Jeremiah 219 

Hazard, Ann 219 

Sarah 219 

Hurd, Asenath 205 

Hutchinson, William 200 

Edward 203 

" Anne 203 

Johnson, John 216 

Mary 216 

Kenrick, George 209 

Elizabeth 209 

Marbury, Ann 200 

Mowry, Roger 214 

Benjamin 215 

" Joseph 215 

Sarah I 215 

Robert I 215 

Robert II 215 

Robert III 216 

Sarah II 216 

Mott, Adam 193 



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MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS IN AMERICA 



PAGE 

Mott, Elizabeth 193 

Nichols, Anna 200 

Niles, Tabitha 200 

Palmer, Walter 209 

Jonas I 209 

Jonas II 209 

Elihu I 210 

Elihu II 210 

Olive 210 

Porter, John 229 

Margaret 229 

Hannah 229 

Robinson, Peter 210 

Abigaii 210 

Robert 211 

Mary 211 

Sayles, John 196 

Mary 196 

Eleanor 196 

Slocum, Anthony 189 

Giles 189 

Joan 189 

Ebenezer 190 

Joanna 190 

Smith, John 220 

' ' Margaret 220 

" Jeremiah 220 

Sarah 220 



PAGE 

Stafford, Thomas 1 194 

Elizabeth 191 

Samuei 194 

Thomas II 194 

Eleanor 194 

Standish, Myles 212 

Barbara 212 

Josiah 1 212 

Josiah II 212 

Hannah 212 

Stevens, Jerusha 205 

Sweet. John 221 

Mary 221 

Renewed 221 

Tattersall, Joan 185 

Thurston, Edward 191 

Mary 191 

Wescott, Stukeley 195 

Mercy 195 

Wilbur, Samuel 1 227 

Ann 227 

Samuel II 228 

Rebecca 228 

Wilkinson, William 224 

Dinah 224 

Mary 224 

Williams, Roger 197 

Mary 198 



Chart of Ancestors of Father's Father 14 

Chart of Ancestors of Father's Mother 42 

Chart of Ancestors of Mother's Father 92 

Chart of Ancestors of Mother's Mother 124 

Welsh Ancestors of Griffith Bowen 153 

English Ancestors of Richard Lyman 155 

Royal Ancestors of Thomas Tracy 158 

My Wife 's Ancestors in America 181 

Additional Ancestors of My Grandchildren 231 

Descendants of Grandfather Paine 173 

Descendants of Grandfather May 179 



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ANCESTORS OF FATHER'S FATHER 



Enoch Hunt 



Henry Smith 
Judith 



Thomas Holbrook 
Jane 



Rebecca 



Henry Goldatone 
Anna 



Stephen Paine 

Neele- 

Francis Chickering 

Ann Fiske 

Joseph Peck 

Peter Hunt 
Elizabeth Smith 
James Smith 
Joan 



John Holbrook 
Sarah 
Michael Pierce 

William Williams 

Alice 

William Ward 

Edward Larkin 

Joanna 

John Remington 

Elizabeth 

William Boardman 

Frances 



John Hastings 

Henry Bright 
Anne Goldstone 



Stephen Paine 



Ann Chickerina 



Samuel Peck 



Sarah Hunt 



loflhua Smith 



Samuel Paine 



Ann Peck 



James Smith 



Ruth 



John Holbrook 



Abigail Pierce 



Elizabeth 
Holbrook 



Abraham Williams 



Joanna Ward 



Thomas Larkin 



Hannah 
Remington 



Aaron Boardman 



Mary 



Wajter Hastings 



Elizabeth Bright 



William Williams 



Daniel Paine 



Leah Smith 



Abraham 
Williams 



Elizabeth Larkin 



Moses Boardman 



Elizabeth 
Hastings 



Daniel Paine 



John Paine 



Elizabeth 
Boardman 



Elizabeth 
Williams 



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PAINE. 

Stephen Paine was horn in England aboul L600. In L638 he lefl 

Great Ellingham, near Hingham, Norfolk C tty, and came in the 

"Diligent" to Hingham, Mass., with his wife, three sons and four 
servants. He was made a freeman on June 6, L639. He was one of the 
grantees of Gov. Bradford in 1643 to the eighl miles square, named 
Eehoboth, containing the present towns of Seaconk, Rehoboth, Attic 
boro, parts of Swansea, Mass., and Pawtucket, R. I. "Aboul the year 
1<>4.'! a jnynt agreement was made by the inhabitants of Seaconk, alias 
Eehoboth, for the bringing in of their estates, that so men's lotments 
might be taken up." It was a valuation fur taxation and for division 
of additional lands. Among the 58 names we note as third in ratio 
Stephen Payne £535, Stephen Payne, Jr., £160; Joseph Peck £306, Henry 
Smith £260, Peter Hunt £327, Will Carpenter £254:10. 

King Philip, Sachem of the Wampanoags, on March :!(), L668 eon 
firmed unto Mr. Stephen Paine the elder, Peter Hunt, John Allen, Henry 
Smith and others, the selectmen of the town of Rehoboth, the eighl mile's 
square purchased of Massasoit his father in 1641. In 1645 Stephen 
Paine was elected Representative, or Deputy, to the Court at Plymouth 
and was re-elected continuously until 1660 and at various times after- 
wards until 1671. He was a miller by occupation, a large land owner 
and a leading citizen. 

Under date of Dec. 25, 1660, ten proprietors of "Sowames Lands" 
agreed "that none of us shall at anytime let or sell any of the said lands 
to any strangers without the Joynt Consent of us all. * " 

that Henry Smith of Eehoboth be the man to measure all Lands * * 
that Thomas Willett have thirty acres adjoining unto the 

land of his, formerly measured out by William Carpenter ' *. 
(Signed) John Drown, Peter Hunt, Thomas Willett, Henry Smith, 
Stephen Paine, Phillip Walker, Joseph Peck, Thomas Chafey, John 
Allen, Samuel Newman. 

Among the proprietors at Sowams (Swansea) prior to l(i!»7 are 
Stephen Paine, Stephen Paine, Jr., Joseph Peck, Samuel Peck, Peter 
Hunt, Henry Smith, James Smith, Ebenezer Tiffany, Joshua Smith. 

March 5, 1671, Mr. Stephen Paine, Sen. of 'Rehoboth and Mr. 
Nicholas Tanner, were appointed by the Court to see Mr. Blackstone's 
land laid forth according to the grant. This land was about 200 acres 
on the Blackstone River, now Cumberland, R. I., where Mr. Blackstone 
lived in solitude after selling the whole of Boston for £30. He had left 
England in 1625 because he could not endure the "Lord's Bishops" 
and he left Boston in 1634 because he would not endure the "Lord's 
Brethren". 

The name of the wife of Stephen Paine was Rose, according to 
Savage, but the Paine Family Register gives the name as Neele, who 
died Jany. 20, 1660. He married second, Alice, the widow of William 
Parker, according to the Paine Family Register, but his will names his 
wife, perhaps the third, Elizabeth. He died in Aug. 1679 and was 
buried Aug. 21, 1679. His will, dated July IS, 1(!7;>, was proven at 
Plymouth Oct. 30, 1679 and disposes of an estate valued at £6733:15:10 
including "very desperate debts at Boston" and £3000 in "hoards at 
the Sawmill". 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

He outlived his children and we know the names of only two, 
Stephen and Nathaniel. 

"The Last Will and Testament of Mr. Stephen Paine, Sen 1 ' of Re- 
hoboth late deceased exhibited to the Courth of his Ma tie held att 
Plymouth for the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth the 30 th of October 
Ann dom 1679 on the oaths of M r Nicholas Pecke and Thomas Read 
as f olloweth & c : Know all men by these p r sents that I Stephen Paine 
of Rehoboth in the Collonie of New Plymouth in New England Mar- 
chant, being att this p'sent through the Goodnes of my God though Aveake 
in body yett of Good and disposing memory, doe make constitute ordaine 
and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme fol- 
lowing; And first I doe hereby revoake, Renounce, frustrate and make 
void all and every will and wills heretofore by me made and declared 
either by word or writing and doe declare and appoint this to be taken 
onely for my last will and Testament, in manner and forme following 
and noe other. 

Item I will that all such debts and duties as are or att the time of 
my decease shalbe owing by mee, shalbe well and truely contented and 
payed within convenient time after my decease by my executors here- 
after Named. Item I Give and bequeath to my Grandson Samuell 
Paine and to his heirs and assigns forever, one Messeuage or Teniment, 
Scittuate lying and being att a place called Wachemoquett in Rehoboth 
aforesaid, with all my lands and meddowes, and all other appurtenances 
therunto adjoining and belonging, and one hundred pounds estate of 
Comonage in Rehoboth aforsaid. Item I Give and bequeath unto my 
Grandson John Paine a ten acre lott of meddow in the Township of 
Swansey, and Collonie aforsaid, lying and being on the East side of 
Swansea River, between the meddowes that were lately Capt. Thomas 
Willetts and one Chaffes Meddow: To have and to hold the said Ten 
acres Lott of Meddow to the use and behoofs of him the said John Paine 
his heirs & assigns forever, and fifty pound estate of Comonage in 
Rehoboth aforsaid. 

Item I give and bequeath to Nathaniel Paine the son of my son 
Nathaniel, deceased, all my Right to a fifty acres lott of upland in Swan- 
sey aforsaid, neare to a place there called Leekamew T ett and two lotts of 
Meddow, layed out formerly for ten acres, there one p r te of the said 
meddowes, lying and being on Mount hope syde of the brook or river, 
and the other on toweesett syde, of the same ; To have and to hold the 
said lands and Meddowes to the use and behoof of him the said Nathan- 
iel Paine his heirs and assigns forever, upon Condition that hee the 
said Nathaniel Paine shall and will release all his title and Interest to my 
two Grandsons Nathaniel and Benjamine, my son Stevens youngest sons, 
of in and into that eight acrees of Meddow lying and being in Rehoboth 
att the south end of the meddow, which was formerly in the tenure, and 
Possession of one Richard Whittacar, and was formerly given by me 
to my son Nathaniel deceased ; 

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter in law Anne Paine one 
Messeuage or tenement with all lands, meddowes and Appertenances 
thereunto belonging in Rehoboth aforsaid, which said tenement was 
formerly in the Possession of one Richard Whittacar To have and to 

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PATNE. 

hold the same unto her, the said Anne Paine and her assignee unt ill such 
time, as her two younger sons shall attaine severally to the full age of 
one and twenty years, and from and after the said time, I Give and be- 
queath the said last mensioned premises, to my last mensioned Grand 
children, Nathaniel Paine and Benjamin Paine, To have and hold the 
same to the use and behoof of them the said Nathaniel Paine and 
Benjamin Paine theire heirs and assigns forever, and fifty pound 
estate of Comonage in Rehohoth to be equally devided betwixt them. 
Item I (live to my Grandson Steven Paine a fifty acree lot! in the 
second devision att Rehohoth aforesaid, which lotl was bought of one 
Cheesbrook, To have and to hold the said fifty acree lott, to the use and 
behoof of him the said Steven Paine his heirs and assignes forever. 

Item T Give and bequeath my mill at Rehohoth to my daughter in 
Law Anne Paine for and dureing her widowhood onely and from and 
after her decease or second marriage; I give and bequeath the said 
Mill to my Grandsons Steven Paine and Nathaniel the son of my son 
Nathaniel' Paine, to be equally devided betwixt them; To have and to 
hold the said Mill; To the use and behoof of them the said Steven 
Paine and Nathaniel Paine theire severall and Respective heirs and 
Assigns forever, Item I give and bequeath to my two executors here- 
after Named one hundred pounds; to the end that they or either of 
them doe duely pay ten Pounds yeerly to my dear wife Elizabeth Paine 
dureing her Naturall life in Merchantable Goods att Money prise, 
which said yeerly sums I Give and bequeath to her, and order and 
require them to pay it accordingly; Item I give and bequeath unto my 
Grandson Samuell Paine fifty pounds in Goods att Mony prise to be 
duely payed him when hee shall attaine to the age of one and twenty 
yeers; Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grandchildren Elizabeth and 
Sarah twenty pounds apeece, to be payed them in Goods att Mony 
prise; Item I Give and bequeath unto my old servant Anne Perren ten 
pounds to be jjayed her in Goods att Mony prise; Item I Give unto old 
Good wife Read, ten pounds of the debt that her husband oweth mee; 
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Executors hereafter Named all my 
Lands tenements and all appurtenances therto belonging, whersoever 
the same or any p'te or p'sell thereof lyeth, whether in old England 
or New England, which is not heerby Given and bequeathed; To have 
and to hold the Last mensioned p'mises to the use and behoof of them 
my said Executors by even and equall portions, and to theire heires and 
Assignes forever. Item I Give and bequeath unto James Thurber my 
servant ten pounds in Comon pay. Item I Give and bequeath unto 
my Grandson John Paine thirty pounds to be payed in Goods att Mony 
prise. Item whereas I have six score acrees of upland on the East syde 
of Wachemoquett Neck in Rehoboth aforsaid; I Give and bequeath 
the one half thereof lying next to my land att Wachemoquett, to my 
Grandson Samuell Paine and to his heires and Assignes forever, and 
the other half to my Grandsones Nathaniel Paine and Benjamine 
Paine, and to theire severall and respective heires and assigns forever. 
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grandson John Paine, that tenement 
and Lands in Swansey which is now in his possession and occupation 
and to his heires and assignes forever. 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

And Lastly I doe heerby Nominate declare make Constitute and 
appoint my two Grandsons Steven Paine and Nathaniell, tbe sons 
of my son Nathaniell Paine joynt executors of this my last will and 
Testament and lastly I doe heerby Nominate Constitute and appoint 
my welbeloved frinds M r James Browne Sen r , M r John Myles, M r 
Nicholas Tanner and Thomas Bead overseers of this my last Will and 
Testament, and doe desire them, and every of them to see that my 
executors doe p r forme and execute every p'ticular of the same, accord- 
ing to the true Intent and meaning of mee the Testator, and for theire 
Paines, heerin I Give to every of them three pounds a peece to be payed 
them in Goods att Mony prise and to the afore mensioned I appoint 
Phillip Walker, in equall power with them : In Witness whereof I have 
heerunto put my hand and seale the 18th day of July in the veer of our 
Lord one thousand six hundred seaventy and nine. 
Signed and sealed in 
the p r sence of 

Nicholas Pecke Stephen Paine Sen 1 ". 

William Carpenter and a (Seale) 

Thomas Bead 

Memorand : that whereas that teniment late in the possession of 
Bichard Whitacar is bequeathed to Anne Paine for a certaine tearme of 
years, and afterwards, to her sons Nathaniell and Benjamine Paine 
that the true Intent and meaning of the said bequeast, is that all the 
land belonging to the said teniment, whether in Behoboth or Swansey 
is by mee the Testator, soe bequeathed as aforsaid. 

Stephen Paine Sen'." 



The Inventory of the estate of M r Stephen Paine Sen r deceased 
taken by us Subscribers the 11 th of September 1679 and exhibited to 
the Court held at Plymouth the 30 th of October 1679 on the oathes of 
Steven Paine and Nathaniell Paine as f olloweth : 

£. s. cl. 

Imp r his wearing apparrell and mony 234 :06 : 

Item to mony att Boston owing by bill to Mistris Elizabeth 

Paine 200 :00 : 

Item in f unerall Charges 50 :00 : 

Item in Osenbrigg att 02 :00 : 

Item 1 peece of thesy att 00 :13 :00 

Item in dowlis att 01 :00 : 

Item in Carseyes att 04 :00 : 

Item in broadcloth att 07 :00 : 

Item in trading cloth att 03 :00 : 

Item 2 coverlidds at 02 :05 : 

Item 26 yards of Green Pay 04 :00 : 

Item 28 yards of blew Osenbrigg 01 :08 : 

Item 5 yards of white Cotton att 00 .-08 : 

Item 35 yards of stufe at 20 d y e yard 02 .-18 : 4 

Item a Remnant of bine Linine att 00 :07 : 

Item 5 yards and an halfe of stnffe 00 :11 : 

Item 9 yards of Carsey att 01 :07 : 



PAINE. 

C. s. d. 

Item several] Remnant of Cloth & serge 01 :05: 

[tem 7 yards of Carsey att 00:14:0 

[tern 58 knives 00:09: 

[tem 2 smale Remnanl 00:03:06 

Item a New bible 00:04: 6 

[tem Cloak buttons and other thinges 01:10: 

[tem in thimbles 00:01: 

[tem a pound of whited brown thrid 00:0:?: () 

[tem in halts att 00:07: 

Item in Gloves att.... 00:01 : 

[tem Wampampeage 0() :08 : 

Item 5 yards of black parragon 02:10: 

Item 7 thousand of board Nailes at1 02:10: 

Item more board Nailes 00 :05 : 

Item in Clabbord Nailes & smale Xailes 01:10: 

Item more hoard Nailes att 00:03: II 

Item Shott and Bulletts att.... 00:10: 

Item in shingle nailes 02:10:0 

Item in powder 03:00: (I 

Item in smale haberdasher ware 01:00: 

Item 2 ehildrens hatts 00 :05 : 

[tem in silkGalloone 00:04: 

Item in sugar 01:00: 

Item Iron ware .. 02:00: 

Item a paire of hoots and shooes 01 :04 : 

Item in Ginger att 00:07: 

[tem a bed and its furniture 01:00: 

Item bed and bolster and coverings 03:00: 

Item in sheepes woole 03:00: 

Item in feathers 02:00: 

Item ill cotton woole att 00:04: 

Item some old blanketts 00:01 : 

Item a syth att 00 :03 : 

Item 4eushens att ... 00:10: 

Item a Remnant of Osenbrigg 00 : 10 : 

Item a bed and furniture att 00:03: 

Item in sheets att 01:04: 

Item in Table linine att.... 00:01 : 

Item several! peeees of pewter att 01 :00: 

Tn Bookes at 00 :05 : 

Item a paire of Scales and weights 01:10: 

In Linine yearne att 00:05: 

Item Andirons tonges and tier shovell 00:12: 

Hem Salt 06:01 : 

Item in Amies ... 00:01 : 

Item in Iron att ... 07 :10: 

Item in Steel att . 02:10: 

Item in Rum att 04:10: 

Item 7 old Brasse Kittles 03:00: 

Item an Iron Pott and Pothookes 1 brand iron 2 hangers 01 :00 : 

Item in sowing and stiching silk 00:10: 

Item in thimbles 00:02: 6 

Item a warming pan 02:12: 

Item a musket t 00:12: O 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

£. s. d. 

Item a table and forme and chaires 01 :00 : 

Item trunkes and chestes att 01 :00 : 

Item Lumber as hogsheads barrells tubbs and firkines 02 :00 : 

Item the Irons of the Iron bound wheeles 02 :15 : 

Item the hoopes and boxes & pins & link pins 01 :00 : 

Item 2 paire of horse chaines and taile chaines 01 :00 : 

Item 2 logg chaines and 1 draught chaine 02 :10 : 

Item plow irons 00 :07 : 

Item 2 saddles 1 bridle 00 :07 : 

Item 3 axes 1 hamer 4 wedges 00 :10 : 

Item 2 horse collers 00 :04 : 

Item Ceder bolts 00 :08 : 

Item a Croscutt saw att 00 :03 : 

Item 1 yoake of oxen 07 :00 : 

Item more 1 yoake of oxen att 06 :00 : 

Item 2 steere att Warwick 04 :00 : 

Item 2 oxen att Pawtucksett 07 :00 : 

Item 4 Cowes att..... 09 :00 : 

Item 6 cowes & six calves 15 :00 : 

Item 2 two yeer old heifers with calf e 03 :10 : 

Item 8 yeerlings and three calves 08:00: 

Item 3 two yeer old steers 04 :05 : 

Item 2 horses and 2 mares 08 :00 : 

Item a sow and seaven shoates 02 :10 : 

Item a share of land and meddow on the North syde 08 :00 : 

Item 10 acres of land in the second devision 02 :00 : 

Item ten acrees of meddow on Papasquash 20 :00 : 

Item Meddow on the Great Necke in partnership with Mr. Brown 08 :00 :00 

Item the meddow att 40 acrees and att Bushee meddow att 08 :00 :00 

Item in debts due to the estate som of them very desperate 2864 :08 :10 

Item in trading cloth att 04:00:00 

Item a firkin of butter att 01 :00 :00 

Item a bed bolster and Rugg 03 :10 :00 

Item an old meeting house att 07 :00 :00 

Item 2 Cases of bottles at 00 :06 :08 

Item a yeace of blew linine and Penistone 06 :00 :00 

Item in ffurrs att Mr. Childs 20 :00 : 

Item more att desparate debts att Boston 06 :00: 

Item 5 cowes 12 :00 : 

Item a Corne Mill att 80 :00 : 

Item a smale p'sell of cheese 01 :10 : 

Suma totalis 3733 :15 :10 

Item in boards att the Saw Mill 3000 :00 :00 

Aprised by us 

Daniell Smith 
Peter Hunt 



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PA INK. 

Stephen Paine, Jb. was born in England in L629. He came to 
Htngham with his father in L638 and to Behoboth in L643. Ee was 
a tanner and was active in town affairs. He served under Major Win. 
Bradford in the war against King Philip in Hi?."). lie married Now .'!, 
1652, Ann, dan. of Francis Chickering. He was buried Jany 24, L678, 
leaving his widow Ann and nine children. He h'l't no will. The inven 
tory of his estate dated May Hi, L678, mentions personal property, 
dwelling house, mill house, hark mill, lime pitts, Ian fatts and several 
pieces of land; all appraised by Wm. Carpenter and Daniel Smith at 
£585-10-11. 

"Whereas M r Steven Paine Jun r of Behoboth deceased left noe 
formall will to settle his estate by, hut left in writing under his hand 
and scale the manifestation of his mind in order to the disposal! of his 
estate which is a good directory and Guide to both Court and ad- 
minestrators therein, which together with a writing p r sented to the 
Court under the hand of Steven Paine .Inn', the eldest son of Steven 
Paine deceased, wherein as an agreement betwixt him and his mother, 
the widdow Anne Paine, as a further stepp and direction, in order to 
the settlement aforesaid, which agreement was owned by the son and 
his Mother being both p'sent, and as a supplement unto the two former 
writings by a letter from M r Steven Paine Sen' unto the Court desiring 
the Court to take Notice of what bee will doe, Towards the Confeirma- 
tion of the Settlement of the said estate of his son Steven Paine de- 
ceased, and in giving portions unto his Grand Children, soe as those of 
them that have Not bin considered as the rest, by their father, hee doth 
engage to make it up to them as Good portions with what theire father 
hath Given them, as the rest have; All which being viewed, waved and 
seriously considered by the Court, The Court takeing up with the afor- 
said writings as receiving light and strength from them to Guide to 
a Comfortable and .lust settlement of the estate aforesaid, wherefore 
the Court doe allow order and determine the estate to be disposed of 
and settled in manor and forme as followeth: 

[mp s . That the said widdow Mistris Anne Paine shall bave hold 
posesse and Injoy, for and during the tearme of her Naturall life the 
Parlour and the Chamber over it, and Convenient seller rome in the 
house of her late deceased husband, and half an hundred pound Com- 
onage. Item the said widdow shall have the one half of all the movables 
within the dwelling house and three cowes and two oxen, one horse 
and nine swine, the cart wheeles and other utensells or furniture be- 
longing to the same and eighty-eight pound sterling worth of Lether 
out of the tan ffatts to be vallued att such prise as usually paseth from 
man to man; and Margeret an Indian slave, to have and to hold to her 
and her assignes forever. Item the said widdow shall have yeerly 
payed to her from her son Steven Paine forty bushells of Come; That 
is to say thirty bushells of Indian Come and ten bushells of wheat and 
Eye. To have and to hold to her during her pleasure, or soe longe as 
she shall demannd, which the said Steven consented to before the Court : 
Item the said widdow shall have meddow whereon to mow eight load of 
hay; That is to say four load in the Meddow Called Joneses meddow; 
and two load in the meddow called forty acres; and two load att the 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

medclow att M r Browne's pond and the one lialfe of the orchyard, and 
half e the tan ff atts and halfe the Barke mill ; and a sufficiency of fler 
wood brought to the house by her said son Steven Paine; all which 
her said son hath consented to before the Court ; To have and to hold 
to her during the state of her widdowhood, that is to say while shee 
remaineth his deceased fathers widdow; and not longer. 

The said Steven Paine eldest son of his deceased father shall have 
the dwelling house barne mill house and barke mill, shopp, tan fatts, 
Lyme Pitts orchyard and home lott by estimation thirteen acrees 
more or less, excepting what is above Graunted, and Stated upon his 
mother, and two lotts of land both fourteen acrees lying on the east 
syde of the mill River, and ten acrees of land more or less att Holmes 
his bridge, and fifty six acrees of land upon Wachemacutt Necke, and 
two plaine lotts thirteen acrees more or lesse, and foure acrees of salt 
meddow neare to John Aliens ; and a peece of ffresh meddow upon the 
mill river; and two acrees of Meddow att Mr. Browns pond and two 
acrees and an halfe of meddow att Bushy meddow, and an acree and 
an halfe of meddow att the forty acrees ; and four acrees of meddow 
called Jonese his meddow, and seaventy-five pound of Comonage; and 
fifty pound of Comonage after his mothers decease. To have and to 
hold all the above said Tracts and p'sells of land and meddow and Com- 
onage; To him the said Steven Paine his heires and assigns forever. 
Item John Paine the 2 son of the said Steven Paine deceased shall have 
all the lands lying in severall p'sells in a Necke of Land called John 
Aliens Necke, and four acres of Meddow called Crabb meddow and 
seaventy-five pound of comonage ; To have and to hold to him the said 
John Paine his heirs and assignes forever. 

Item Nathaniel! Paine the 4 th son shall have all the land of the said 
Steven Paine his deceased father both up land and meddow att Palmers 
River, and seaventy-five pound of comonage; To have and to hold to 
him and his heires and assignes forever. Item Benjamine Paine the fift 
son of the said Steven Paine deceased, shall have all the land of his 
deceased father both upland and meddow att Rockey River, and five 
acrees of Meddow being a halfe ten acree lott, att Brookes his Pasture ; 
and a share of the Purchase of Land and meddow on the Northsyde of 
the towne and seaventy five pound Comonage. To have and to hold to 
him and his heires and Assignes forever. Item all the remainder of 
the Neate Cattle shalbe equally devided between the four brothers 
Steven, John, Nathaniel and Benjamin. 

Item Samuell the third son of the said Steven Paine deceased shall 
have the old horse. Item the said Steven Paine shall have the remainder 
of the Lether, his mothers 88 pound being payed, in the Tanffatts ; and all 
the utensells in the Tan Yard, excepting twelve pounds worth of Lether 
which hee shall pay to his sister Rebeckah the wife of Samuell Pecke, 
and alsoe Steven shall have the axes, hoes and sythes & c. Item the 
other three daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah shall have the one 
halfe of all the moveable Goods in the house equally divided between 
them; Item The Court with the consent of the eldest son Steven have 
ordered that the said widdow shall have the Remainder of the land that 
did belonge to the deceased Steven Paine not alreddy above disposed of ; 

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PAINE. 



provided the supervissors shall see cause; Lastly the Courl have al- 
lowed and impowered the above named Mistris Anne Paine and Steven 
Paine to Adminnester upon the estate of the said Mr. Steven Paine 
deeeased and desire M' Steven Paine Sen' and M 1 daniell Smith and 
Nicholas Pecke; To lie supervissors of the Adininnest ration and de- 
vision of the said estate, and the said M 1 ' Steven Paine Sen 1 ': To he 
Guardian to John Paine above Named until! hee lie of lull age. 



An Inventory of the Estate of Steven Paine •lun 1 ' of Rehoboth 
Taken the 16th of May 1678 which is as followeth; and was 
exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the sixteenth of 
.May Anno dom lliT.s on the oath of Mistris Anne Paine 
widdow 

£. S. d. 

[mp r . his wearing apparrell one (loth Cloake 03:5:000:000 

Item 1 black ('loath Cloak 02: 10: nil 

Item a silk Neckcloth 005: 00: 00 

Item a serge suite and wasteoate 002: 00: 00 

Item a Cloth suite 002 : 00 : 00 

Item a home made suite 000: 12: 00 

Item some old garments 000: 10: 00 

Item 2 Shirts and a Paire of Drawers 000: 12: 00 

Item 3 bands 000: (13: 00 

Item 3 paire of stockeos 000 : 09 : 00 

Item 1 paire boathose topps 000: 01: 00 

Item a hat att 00 : 03 : 00 

Item a paire of shooes 000: 03: 00 

Item 2 white Neckclothes 000: 03: 00 

A paire of Gloves 000 : 01 : 03 

Item 2 pockett handkerehiffes. .. 00: 01: 00 

Ileiii 1 feather bed 1 bolster 2 blanketts 2 pillowes a coverlid 

curtaines vallence and bed steed 009: 00: 00 

Item A Great Green Rugg 001 : 05: 00 

Item a feather bed a bolster 2 pillows 2 blanketts a Rugg & 

bedsted 005 : 10 : 00 

A flock bed a bolster 2 blanketts and a Rugg ... 02 : 10 : 00 

Item one feather bed a bolster 2 pillowes 2 blankets 1 Rugg 1 

coverlid Curtaines and vallence and bedsteed 010:000: 00 

Item a feather bed a pillow 2 blanketts, Coverlidd and trundle 

bedsteed 05 : 10 : 00 

Item eleven paire of sheets 009 :000 : 00 

Item 3 pillow cases 008 :000 : 00 

Item a longe diaper Table Cloth with diaper Napkins a dozen 

of towells & Napkins 01: 05: 00 

Item a Callico Carpett 000 : 10: 00 

2 old table cloths Napkins & Towells Hi 

Item a Table and Carpett 001 : 05 : 00 

Item a Great Chest 00: 07: 00 

Item 2 Chests .. 00 : 07 : 00 

Item 3 old boxes .. 00 : 04 : 06 

Item 2 boxes .. 00 : 02 : 00 

Item a p r sell of woolen yerne 01 :012 : 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

£. s. d. 

Item Sheeps woole and a Baskett 00 : 12 : 00 

Item 6 Great pewter platters 01 : 10 : 00 

Item 5 peeees of pewter _ 00 : 15 : 00 

& peece of pewter 00 : 10 : 00 

Item a fflagon and a beaker 00 : 12 : 00 

Item a silver wine civpp 00 : 11 : 00 

Item 6 peeees of old pewter 00 : 10 : 00 

Item three Iron Potts and two paire of pot hooks 00 : 15 : 00 

Item one Iron kettle and a frying pan 00 : 10 : 00 

Item a Great brasse kettle 02 : 00 : 00 

Item 4 old brasse kettles 02 : 00 : 00 

Item a brasse skillett a Chaffing dish morter & pestle 00 : 08 : 00 

Item 2 paire of Iron Andirons 01 : 00 : 00 

Item a warming pan att 00 : 03 : 00 

Item earthen ware and Glasses 00 : 03 : 00 

Item a ease of bottles 00: 02: 0G 

Item an old Rugg & Bedd 00 : 05 : 00 

Item a looking glass 00 : 01 : 00 

Item 2 spitts 3 pot hangers fire shovell and tonggs 00 : 15 : 00 

Item a Cubbard and Cubberd cloth 01 : 00 : 00 

Item Great Stooles a forme and 5 chairs 00 : 08 : 00 

Item a Table and forme 00 : 08 : 00 

Item 2 turkey wrought cushens 00 : 05 : 00 

Item 5 covers : 00 : 05 : 00 

Item 2 pailes 2 Cheese fatts 2 wooden bottles smale trayes a 

can 2 dozen of trenchers 00 : 06 : 00 

Item a Cradle 00 : 04 : 00 

Item a meale trough a bread dish 3 meale bags 00 : 05 : 00 

Item 2 spinning wheeles 00 : 06 : 00 

Item 12 barrells 2 pailes and kitt 01 : 00 : 00 

Item a barrell of porke 02 : 10 : 00 

Item 6 barrells 00 : 06 : 00 

Item 1 paire of stillvards with a brass poise 00 : 06 : 08 

Item a Cherne 00 : 02 : 06 

Item 2 peeees of Bacon 00 : 08 : 00 

Item 21 bushells of Indian Corne 02 : 00 : 00 

Item 8 bushells of Rye _ 01 : 00 : 00 

Item 5 old bee hives 00 : 02 : 06 

Item an Iron Beame and a Great leden waight 01 : 00 : 00 

Item a box & heaters 00 : 01 : 06 

Item 2 paire of cards 00 : 02 : 00 

Item powder and bulletts 01 : 00 : 00 

Item 2 Guns 01 : 10 : 00 

Item bookes 00 : 10 : 00 

Item Cart and wheeles Iron bands plow Irons Chaines & Collar 04 : 10 : 00 

Item 3 sythes & Nibbs 00: 05: 00 

Item 3 hoes 3 wedges 2 axes & a peece of a chaine 00 : 15 : 00 

Item A Grindstone with Iron Cranke 00 : 02 : 06 

Item an auger and old hand saw 00 : 01 : 06 

Item 2 oxen 07 : 07 : 00 

Item 4 cowes and 4 calves 12 : 00 : 00 

Item a heiffer with calfe 02 : 15 : 00 

Item a heiffer & 3 vounge beasts 04: 00: 00 

Item a horse 03 : 00 : 00 

24 



I WINK. 




MY BROTHERS ALBERT AND GEORGE, FOUR YEARS OLD. 




\ 



MY BROTHERS ALBERT AND GEORGE. FORTY YEARS OLD. 

25 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Item a horse 02 : 10 : 00 

Item 4 swine 02 : 00 : 00 

Item 5 piggs 00 : 15 : 00 

Item a cow and calf and three yeer old heiffers 04 : 10 : 00 

Item a saddle and 2 bridles 00 : 06 : 00 

Item Lether dryed and lether in the Tanfatts Raw Hydes & 

Barke 70 : 00 : 00 

Item some other lumber 00 : 10 : 00 

Item a dwelling house a barne and mill house, a bark mill a 
shopp and tanfatts & lime pitts orchyard & horn lotts 

eontaine 13 acrees more or less 150 : 00 : 00 

Item 10 acrees of land and swamp on the east syde of the 

Mill river ; 05 : 00 : 00 

14 acres of land on the east syde of the mill river & holmes 

bridge 07 : 00 : 

Item 56 acrees of land upon the Neck 25 : 00 : 00 

Item 2 plaine lots about 13 acrees 02 : 10 : 00 

Item 4 acres of salt meddow 08 : 00 : 00 

Item 4 acres of salt marsh 10 : 00 : 00 

Item a peece of ffresh meddow upon the mill River 2 acrees of 
ffresh meddow att Mr. Brownes pond 2 acrees and a 
half of Bushey meadow 1 aeree and a quarter fresh 

meddow att the 40 acrees 10 : 00 : 00 

The lands att Palmers River with the meddow belonging to it 050 : 00 : 00 

The land att Rockey River with the meddow belonging to it 15 : 00 : 00 

Item 4 acrees of Crabb Meddow 05 : 00 : 00 

Item 115 acrees of land that lyes neare to Israeli peckes house... 60 : 00 : 00 

Item the meddow att Brookes his pasture 10 : 00 : 00 

Item a Share on the Northsyde 10 : 00 : 00 

Item 350 pounds of Comonage fforgotten a smale table 12 : 00 : 00 

Summa totalis 585 : 10 : 11 

Apprised by Daniell Smith. William Carpenter 



Children. 



Stephen 

Rebeccah 

John 

Mary 
Samuel 

Elizabeth 
Sarah 
Nathaniel 
Benjamin 



b. Sept. 29, 1654, 

b. Oct. 20, 1656, 

b. Apl. 3, 1658, 

b. May 11, 1660, 
b. May 12, 1662, 

b. Aug. 27, 1664, 
b. Oct. 12, 1666, 
b. Sept. 20. 1667, 
b. March 9, 1674, 



m. Elizabeth Williams. 

2nd Mary Brintnall. 
m. Peter Hunt. 

2nd Samuel Peck, 
m. Elizabeth Belcher. 

2nd Martha, 
m. Enoch Hunt, 
m. Anne Peck. 

2nd Abigail Frizzel. 
m. Jacob Pepper Feby. 10, 1685. 
m. Daniel Aldis. 
m. Dorothy Chaffee, 
died 1698 unm. 



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PAINE. 

Samuel Paine, son of Stephen Paine Jr. and Ann Chickering, was 
born May 12, H)(i2, in Rehoboth. He married Anne Peek dau. of Samuel 
Peck and Sarah Hunt, Dee. Hi, KiNf). They had eighl children born in 
Rehoboth. She died in Rehoboth Feby. 26, L702-3. In 1695 he boughl 
200 acres of land in Pomfret, Conn., from Major James Fitch. May 
15, 1708, he exchanged his Rehoboth farm for John Lyon's Woodstock 
farm of 140 acres and with his children removed to Woodstock. The 
next year he married Abigail, widow of Joseph Frizzell and dau. of 
William Bartholomew. When four years old she, with sixteen others, 
was captured by Indians and taken from Hatfield to Canada and ran- 
somed from captivity eighl months later by payment of £200. She 
bore him two children. 

In 1709 Samuel Paine and Nathaniel Sanger were appointed "to 
go to the Borderers and see what they will subscribe to Mr. Dwights 
Salary." In 1710 he was one of committee on location of new meeting 
house and in Apl. 172)! he signs a protest against a vote "that the 
school house shall not be finished." In his will dated June 7, 1720, 
he named his ten children. Two or three years later he became helpless 
and his son Daniel cared for him until his death on May 11, 1735. The 
four older brothers in 172S conveyed to Daniel all their prospective 
shares in their father's estate "Taking into our Just and Serious Con- 
sideration The Good Services of our Loving Brother Daniel Pain of 
Woodstock, Yeoman in Labouring for and Taking Care of our Hon- 
ored Father for near about Six years before the date hereof — And also 
taking into our consideration what our said Father hath heretofore 
advanced to us Respectively for our Settlement in The World, And 
also in consideration of the very unhappy Circumstances our said 
Father is now under and which he has been in for a Long time and 
which we fear he may still continue in which will call for the Especial 
Care of the said Daniell Pain for the future * * *. 

Samuel Paine received from his father's estate "The old horse." 
His grandfather Stephen Paine, Sr. bequeathed to him a farm in 
Rehoboth and sixty acres of upland and £50 in goods. His father-in- 
law Samuel Peck bequeathed to him 50 acres of land and his brother 
Benjamin gave him £21 :01:02. He lies buried beside his wife Abigail 
on "Woodstock Hill. 



Here lies the Body of Here Lyes Buried y e 

Mrs. Abigail Paine Body of Mr. Samuel 

Relict widow of Paine who died May 

Mr. Samuel Paine y e 11th 1735 

She died Jan> y 13th in y 73 year of 

1752 in the 80th bis Age. 
year of Her age 



Children by first wife Anne Peck. 
Samuel b. Sept. Pi. 1686, d. Feby 15, 1732, in. Ruth Pen-in 

Anne b. Sept. 15, 16SS. d. Jany (i, 1747. m. Peter Hunt 



MY" ANCESTORS. 



Seth 

Sarah 

Judith 

Noah 

Stephen 

Daniel 



b. Aug. 20, 1690, 
b. Dee. 11, 1692, 
b. Feby 18, 1695, 
b. May 28, 1696, 
b. Jim 21, 1699, 
b. Feby 22, 1702, 



d. Jany 18, 1772, 

d. about 1750, 

d. Nov. 26, 1778, 

d. Apl. 2, 1753, 

d. 

d. June 22, 1795, 



m. Mary Morris, 
m. Daniel Peek, 
m. Ichabod Peek, 
in. Mehitable Storrs. 
in. Sarah Leach, 
m. Leah Smith. 



Children by second wife Abigail Frizzell. 
Rebecca b. 1710, d. Feby 1784, m. Deliverance Cleveland. 

Ebenezer b. 1711. d. Men. 29, 1789, m. Mary Grosvenor. 




MY BROTHER JOHN. 




MY SISTER MARY. 



28 



PAINE. 

Danikl Paine, son of Samuel Paine and Anne Peck, was born in 
Rehoboth Feby 22, L702. His mother died the following year and five 
years later his father removed to Woodstock and married Abigail 
Bartholomew Frizzell. He married Leah Smith of Barrington after 
publication of intention made Sept. 26, L729, and Feby <i, 17.'!1 2 they 
"owned the covenant." He was a fanner and a land surveyor, occu- 
pying the homestead which his father bought from John Lyon. He 
piously cared for his afflicted father in his declining years and there he 
died, sixty years later, June 22, L795, at the ripe age of !>."> years. After 
the death of his father in 17.'!.") his half brother Ebenezer married and 
moved to West AVoodstock and the widow Abigail left the homestead 
and went to live there. In 1741 Daniel placed sixty pounds in the hands 
of Ebenezer towards the maintenance of his step mother, taking a 
bond for security, which was witnessed by Ebenezer Smith Jr. and 
Benjamin Frizzed. 

Sept. 14, 174:;, The legislature of Mass. incorporated "The West 
Parish of Woodstock." A division line was run and established between 
the East and West parts Oct. lit, 174M by Capt. John May, Jabez Lyon 
and Lieut. Daniel Paine with the aid of Capt. William Chandler as 
surveyor. In 1771 Capt. Daniel Paine was one of five appointed to 
examine the financial condition of the town. 









Children. 






Sarah 


b. Nov 


9, 1731, 


d. Oct. 5, 17.~>7. 






I. call 


1). Nov 


26, 17::::. 


(1. Oct. 16, 1801, 


in. 


Isaac Fellows. 


Daniel 


b. Oct. 


24. MM. 


d. Apl. 9, 1777 


in. 


Elizabeth Williams. 


Amos 


h. Oct. 


24, 1736, 


(1. Oct. 25, 1790, 


in. 


Priseilla Lyon. 


A lira m 


h. Dec 


:>. 1738. 








Anna 


b. Dec. 


r>. 1738, 


d. Peby. 2, 1811, 


in. 


July 17. 17tiD. 



Esther bapt. Nov. 29. 1741, d 



( 'apt. Samuel Chandler ; 
2nd Rev. Josiah Whitney. 
Jany 13, 1813, m. Uriah Johnson. 




My Children, 1895. 
RUTH. OLIVE, NORMAN, MERLIN. 



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MY ANCESTORS. 




HER BROTHER LYMAN. 

Daniel Paine, son of Daniel Paine and Leah Smith was born in 
South Woodstock Oct. 24, 1736. He married May 3, 1759 Elizabeth 
dau. of Col. Abraham Williams of Marlboro and became a farmer in 
West Woodstock. He appears to have been a highway overseer in 
1773, but it may have been his father. He was not very successful in 
converting the scanty soil of West Woodstock into money and upon his 



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PAINE. 

dcatli April 9, 1777, no property was left after paymenl of his debts. 

His widow and five children were scattered and we know not the resting 
place of the widow. His stone on Bun^ee Hill stands alone. 

In memory of 
Mr. Daniel Paine 
son of Capt. Daniel 
& Mrs. Leah Paine 
who died April 9th 

1777 
AE< 41 



Sarah b. ah. 1760 
Bety b. ab. 1762 
Mary b. Apl. 26, 1764 



( 'hildren. 

d. Mar. 6, 1766. 
.1. Jany 29, 1766. 
d. Dee. 13, 1S57, 



in. Stephen Williams, 
2ml Ebenezer Coburn. 

in. Mary Chandler, 
2ml Sarah Lyon. 
('apt. \Vm. May. 



in 



Daniel b. Mcdi. 5, 1766, d. Aug. 21, 1S30. 

Sarah b. Oct. 3. 1768, d. Apl. 1, 1851, 

She was grandmother of Lucy May Morse and Miss Sarah Lyon of Woodstock, Wil- 
liam May of Dedham, Mary Perkins of Kansas, and Elisha May Lyon of Providence. 

Abraham Williams 1>. Oct. 1, 1774, d. June 29. 1833. m. Lydia May. 
Their Children, Dolly Child, Lydia Litchfield. Sarah Perrin and Chester W. Paine, 
were first cousins to both my father and my mother. 

Eliza died young. 

John b. Sept. 13, 1776 d. July 10, 1846, m. Betsey Smith, 

2nd Lucy Smith. 




MY GRANDFATHER'S AUNT, ANNA PAINE CHANDLER, AND HER HUSBAND, 

CAPT. SAMUEL CHANDLER. 
From Paintings by Winthrop Chandler. 



31 



MY ANCESTORS. 




JOHN PAINE, 
My Father's Father. 



32 



PAINE. 

John Paine, son of Daniel Paine and Elizabeth Williams was born 
in West Woodstock Sept. L3, L776. His father died the following April 
and his mother a little later. He went to Live with his Aunt Anna 
Paine Chandler, who was childless, and grew to maturity under her 
care. Capt. Samuel Chandler had a large farm in the aorth eastern 

part of Woodstock which he gave to his widow upon his death in L790 

and which she gave to her nephew three years before her death in 
L811. 

This farm was purchased by Capt. Chandler from Isaac I'Vllows 
and his wife Leah, the sister of Mrs. Anna Paine Chandler. After 
the death of Capt. Chandler and probably because of the marriage 
of "Aunt Anna" to the Rev. .losiah Whitney of Brooklyn, Conn., he 
returned to W. Woodstock. 

.losiah Whitney was horn in Plainfield, Conn., Aug. 11, 17:11, was 
graduated at Yale College in 1752 and joined, with his wife Anna, in 
the t\m\ to her nephew, John Paine, in consideration of love and 
affection, dated Oct. 9, 1807, acknowledged Nov. 5, 1807, and recorded 
Aug. IT), 1808 by Jedidiah Morse, Register. This deed is still kepi in 
the old home. 

When the Rev. Alvan Underwood was ordained and installed in 
W. Woodstock May 21, 1801, John Paine was on the com. of society 
"to attend on and see to seating people and to keeping order and 
regularity in the assembly of spectators". 

He married, Nov. 13, ISO,"), Betsey, dan. of Ebenezer Smith and 
Margaret Bowen. He kept a store in West Woodstock a few years. 
There his first child, Samuel Chandler, was born. In 1808 he moved 
to the house given him by his Aunt Anna, where three generations 
of his descendants have since been born. He added to the farm, in later 
years, the Brock lot on the south and the Phipps lot on Hie north. In 
1815 he was one of the incorporators of the Muddy Brook Cotton 
Mfg. Co. 

Squire Paine was a portly man of imposing appearance. He was 
.lust ice of the Peace, Judge of Probate, and Representative to the Leg- 
islature, and an active and influential man in town affairs. He was a 
strong abolitionist, and his house was a station on the Underground 
Railroad running from Dixie to Canada. My mother used to say 
that she never saw a nobler sight than Squire Paine starting off in 
the evening or early morning, towards the north, with his horse and 
carriage, and with a poor black slave by his side on the road to 
freedom. 

Betsey Paine died Nov. 22, 1826, and he married second, Lucy 
Smith, her sister, Jany. 24, 1828. Lucy had no children. She was, 
however, a devoted mother to her sister's children, and an ideal grand- 
mother to the next generation. John Paine died from sunstroke or 
apoplexy July 10, 1840, and lies buried beside his two wives in East 
Woodstock. Lucy continued to live in the same house, together with 
her two unmarried sisters, Dolly and Hannah, until a \'cw months 
before her death which occurred April !>, 1872. 

33 



M\ r ANCESTORS. 



Children of John Paine 
Samuel Chandlerb. Feby. 21, 1807 d. 
William b. Apl. 8, 1809 d. 

John b. Jany. 12, 1812 d. 

George Augustusb. Aug. 28, 1814 d. 



Nancy Smith 
Albert 
Elizabeth 
Ellen 



b. Mch. 6, 1817 d, 

b. July 20, 1819 d. 

b. Mch. 5, 1822 d. 

b. Oct. 31. 1824 d. 



and Betsey Smith: 

Apl. 1. 1888 m. Abigail Davis. 
Feby. 17, 1870 in. Abigail Rickard. 
July 14. 1889 m. Mary Ann May. 
Aug. 25, 1872 m. Priscilla Lyon, 

2nd, Mary Ann Lyon. 
Jany. 4, 1843 m. Waldo Skinner. 
May 14, 1901 m. Sarah Sargent. 
Aug. 25, 1840. 
April 8, 1904 m. Jonathan May Carpenter. 




CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EAST WOODSTOCK. 

Erected 1832, with Memorial Chapel, erected 1895, by Dea. Geo. T. Bixby, in memory of 

his son Halcey Greene Bixby, who died while a student in Amherst College. 



34 



PA INK. 

John Paine, son of John Paine and Betsey Smith, was born in 
East Woodstock, Jany. 12, lsii'. Ee attended Woodstock Academy in 
L831, and taught school several terms. 

He married, May L6, L836, Mary Ann, dau. of Chester May and 
Hannah Lyman. He began married life on the Water's farm Lately 
occupied by his son-in-law Dea. George T. Bixby. Alter two years 
he bought a farm in Brimfield, Mass., where be lived five years and 
where bis two daughters were horn. Returning upon invitation of his 
father he took charge of the home farm in 1843, and, after the death 
of his father in 1846, he purchased it from his four brothers and sister 
and arranged with his stepmother for her dower rights. By honesty, 
industry, frugality, forethought and great strength of mind and body, 
he prospered, paid for the farm, and accumulated a competence, which 
was heroically diminished by the outlay necessary to pay the expenses 
of two sons through college. For a period of forty years he filled many 
offices of trust and honor in church and state, but did not allow public 
affairs to interfere with private duties. He was Representative to the 
Legislature in 1858. He held such offices as Selectman, Assessor, Agent 
of the Town Deposit Fund, and School Visitor, many times, and was 
executor and administrator of many estates. 

He was Director of the First National Bank of Putnam for many 
years and was Deacon in the Congregational Church in East Wood- 
stock from 1872 until his death. He had previously declined the office 
of deacon because his boys were growing and he was not sure that 
he was qualified as required by St. Paul: "Ruling their children and 
their own houses well." His children had no such doubts of his quali- 
fications. Our father stood five feet ten inches in height and his ordi- 
nary weight was one hundred and ninety pounds, and his children easily 
recognized the fact that he was the head of the house. Mother some- 
times remarked that a father was a great help in bringing up a family. 
It was certainly true in that house. One Hash of his eye to an offender 
was like lightning from Mount Sinai. 

Father was an acceptable teacher in the Sunday School and was 
very familiar with the Bible, reading a chapter in course every morn- 
ing at family prayers; and twice on Sunday, reading from Scott's Com- 
mentaries, not omitting the "Practical Observations". He was gen- 
erally able, when quizzed by his children, to name the book of the Bible 
containing any verse they might read to him. Men servants and maid 
servants were expected to attend the family devotions, and no pressure 
of work, nor haste to catch a train, was sufficient to cause an omission 
of the daily chapter and prayer. 

He was an excellent reader and speller, and during my childhood 
was usually called upon to read a sermon in church when the pastor 
was ill or out of town and no other preacher present. The three-seated 
wagon could carry nine, and the buggy could take three, and for many 
years the Congregational Church in East Woodstock could be reason- 
ably' sure of eight or ten worshippers every Sunday from father's 
house without regard to heat or cold, rain or shine. 

He had a keen sense of humor and his laugh was hearty and con- 
tagious. A native of Woodstock who had been absent for twenty years 

35 



MY ANCESTORS. 

remarked that Ms greatest reason for desiring to visit Woodstock was 
that he might hear Mr. John Paine laugh. 

The impressions of childhood are confirmed in maturity that our 
father was essentially a strong man; strong mentally, morally, physic- 
ally. In 1881 he began to show signs of waning powers of body. One 
hand began to shake when relaxed, then both hands, then his feet. For 
eight years his ever increasing infirmity continued and the "shaking 
palsy" never allowed him a moment of repose, except in sleep; but no 
word of complaint ever passed his lips, only at rare intervals an expres-  
sion of unutterable weariness. He continued his interest in things 
about him almost to the last, and was tenderly and devotedly cared for 
by his wife and his two faithful children, Mary and John. His strong 
frame yielded gradually to the inevitable, and he sank to rest July 14, 
1889, in the same house in which he was born. 

"Happy he whom neither wealth nor fashion, 

Nor the march of the encroaching city, 
Drives an exile 

From the hearth of his ancestral homestead. ' ' 
After fifty-three years of married life, enriched with the advent of 
six children, the head of the household was the first to break the family 
circle. Happy are those who remain in the memory of such a father. 
Truly ' ' the glory of children are their fathers. ' ' 

Children. 



Mary Ann 


b. 


Feby. 16, 1839 


m. 


Geo. T. Bixby 


Harriet May 


b. 


June 23, 1841 


m. 


Joseph S. Johnston. 


John Merrick 


b. 


Jan'y. 13, 1845 


in. 


Abbie P. Child, 

2nd., Florence A. Child. 


George Albert 


b. 


Apl. 10, 1848 


m. 


Minnie Child, 

2nd, Mary Edith McGalliard 


Albert George 


b. 


Apl. 10, 1848 


m. 


Mary Martha Cohvell. 


Lyman May 


b. 


March 6, 1850 


in. 


Geneva Carr. 



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LYMAN M. PAINE. 
1855. 



GENEVA CARR. 
1865. 



36 



CHICKERING. 

Francis Chickebinq was the son of Eenry Chickering of Rings- 
field, Suffolk Co., Eng., wIki died in L627. In the time of Eenry VIII, 
Thomas Chickering of Wymondham, Norfolk <'<>., died leaving a widow 

Clare and three children. The eldest, Stephen, by his wife Anne, bad 
five sens and two daughters and died in L576. His eldest sen, Henry, 
had five sens and two daughters, of whom Francis and his eldest brother 
Henry came to America in L635 and settled in Dedham, Mass., where 
Francis was made freeman May L3, 1640. He joined the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Co. in 1643 and was chosen ensign. He was elected 
a Representative to the General Courl in 1(144 and L653. 

He was chosen deacon of the tirst church in L650 and delayed some 
time to accept his appointment on account of his affection and relation 
to Mr. Phillips in England. He was the largest land owner in the 
town in his day. His wife Ann was the daughter of John Fiske of St. 
James Parish in So. Elmham, Suffolk Co., Eng. She died Dec. 5, L649, 
and he married dune 11, 1650, Sarah, widow of John Sibley. She 
survived him and married John Bowles. Mr. Chickering died Oct. '2, 
1658, and his good estate went chiefly to his five daughters. 



Ann 








in 


Mary 








in 


Elizabi 


th 


h. Sep1 


26, 1638. 


.1. 


Bethia 




b. Dec 


23, 1640. 


in 


Esther 




I). Nov. 


4. 1(14:',. 


in 


John 




b. Apl. 


19, 1646. 




Mercy 




b. Apl. 


10, 1648. 


d. 



( Jhildren. 

i. Stephen Paine. Jr. 
n. John Metcalf lb47. 

July 2:?, Ki42. 

Samuel Newman. 

Daniel Smith. 

Jany. '27, 1668. 



Ann Chickehino, dan. of Francis Chickering and Ann Fiske, was 
born in England about K>.">4 and came to Dedham with her father and 
mother. She married Nov. ."!, 1652, Stephen Paine, dr., of Rehoboth and 
bore him nine children. 




My Children. 1909. 
NORMAN, RUTH, OLIVE, MERLIN. 



37 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Joseph Peck came from Old Hingham in 1638 with 132 other Puri- 
tans and his brother Robert Peck, their pastor, in the "Diligent" (John 
Martin, Master) bringing his second wife, two sons, one dau., two men 
servants and three maid servants and settled in New Hingham. He 
was the son of Robert Peck and Helen Babbs of Beccles, Suffolk Co., 
Eng., where he was baptized Apl. 30, 1587. He was a descendant in 
the 21st generation of John Peck of Belton, Yorkshire. His first wife, 
Rebecca Clark, whom he married May 21, 1617, died Oct. 24, 1637. The 
name of his second wife is not known. He was made freeman March 13, 
1638-9, and was chosen representative to the General Court in 1639, 
40, 41 and 42. 

In 1641 he was one of the purchasers of Seaconk from Massasoit, 
and Gov. Bradford granted the same land, eight miles square, which 
was incorporated as Rehoboth. He removed there in 1645, losing three 
horses and goods of £50 value by the burning of an Indian wigwam 
where he stopped for shelter on the journey. He was Selectman, As- 
sessor and Justice of the Peace. He was rated the same as Stephen 
Paine, £535, only one being larger. 

"Plymouth, July 3, 1656. The Court have appointed and deputed 
Mr. Joseph Pecke to administer marriage at Rehoboth: and the said 
Mr. Pecke, Mr. Stephen Paine and Richard Bowen are appointed and 
authorized to hear and determine all controversies there between any, 
so as it amount not to above the value of three pounds." 

He died Dec. 23, 1663, aged 77 years. His will divided a large 
property among his children, Joseph, John, Nicholas, Samuel, Nathaniel 
and Israel and dau. Hubbert. "I do ordain my son Nicholas and my 
son Samuel the executors of this my last will, desiring the Lord to 
guide theire hartes to do all according unto my intent heer sett down." 
His six sons signed an agreement for distribution of the estate accord- 
ing to the will as amplified by their father upon his death bed, but not 
expressed in the writing, with Stephen Paine, Thomas Cooper and John 
Reed as witnesses. 

Children. 



Anna bapt. Mar. 12, 1617-8. 


buried July 27, 1636. 


Rebecca bapt. May 25, 1620. 


m. Hubbert or Hobart. 


Joseph " Aug. 23, 1623. 




John " 1626. 




Nicholas " Apl. 9, 1630. 




By second wife : 




Samuel bapt. Feby. 3, 1638-9. 


d. 1708. m. Sarah Hunt 




2d Rebecca Paine. 


Nathaniel " Oct. 31, 1641. 




Isaac " Mar. 4, 1644. 





Samuel Peck, son of Joseph Peck, was born at Hingham and bap- 
tized Feby. 3, 1638-9. He was chosen deacon of the church at Rehoboth. 
He was deputy to the General Court at Plymouth in 1689 and 1692. In 
1692 Plymouth and Mass. were united under the charter of William and 
Mary and Samuel Peck was Representative to the first Gen. Ct. in 
1693. He was again chosen in 1695. 

Aug. 9, 1689, Samuel Peck and Thomas Cooper were chosen depu- 

38 



PECK'. 

tics from Etehoboth and were inst meted to endeavor "to procure from 
the worshipful Major Bradford a quil claim deed to the lands in the 
town of Etehoboth." The deed was obtained. It recites Letters Patent 

to the late William Bradford my honored father, and a d I from him 

in Ki41 to Joseph Peck, Stephen Paine, Henry Smith, Alexander Win- 
chester, Thomas Cooper, (lent, and others, and then quil claims all 
interest to Daniel Smith, Esq 1- ., Capt. Peter Hunt, Capt. John Brown, 
Esq 1- ., John Peck, Lieut. Nicholas Peck, Gilbert Brooks, Thomas Cooper. 
Samuel Newman, William Carpenter, Samuel Peck, Stephen Paine, 
Richard Bowen and Ensign Thomas Wilmarth, yeomen, in behalf of 
all the inhabitants of Etehoboth whose names are entered in the town 
records. In this list of 100 or more are also the names of John Car- 
penter and Samuel Paine. 

He married June 1, H><>(>, Sarah, dan. of Capt. Peter Hunt and 
Elizabeth Smith, and after her death in L673, be married Nov.21,1677, 
Rebecca, dan. of Stephen Paine, Jr., and widow of his first wife's 
brother Peter Hunt. Cnder his father's will he received the homestead 
at Rehoboth, also 

"my two oxen called Bucke and Duke and two cowes, my cart and • of my 

little plowes; my bedstead in the parlour chamber; my silver beaker and silver 
spoons and one gould rin^e which was his mother's and also one pair of fine 
Holland sheets and one diaper table cloth and six diaper napkins, 2 fine pillow 
beares and the feather bed and bolster and pillow and two blankets whereon 1 
now lye; my second rugg with some other small linnene in my trunk in the 
parlor and the other chisl under the window in I he parlor and my best curtains 
and curtain rodds." 

His wife Rebecca died June 12, 1(i!)!>, and he died in 1708. His will 
is dated June 11, 1705, and was probated at Taunton June 2, 1708. He 
gives to children Noah and Sarah Sabin, and to son-in-law Samuel Paine 
50 acres lying on the east side of Palmer River and €100 commonage in 
the town of Rehoboth; to granddaughter Anne Paine one feather lied 
with one coverled and two blankets; to granddaughter Sarah Paine 
one silver spoon. 

( 'hildren. 

m. Samuel Paine. 
m. John Sabin. 
buried Febv. 20. 1(181. 



Anne 


b. Dee. 22, 16(17 


Sarah 


b. Keby. 2, 1669 


Judith 


b. July 26. 1071 



Noah b. Aug. 21. 1C7S. 

Jane b. June 14. 1680. buried July (i, 1680. 

Rebecca b. Oct. 22, 1681. buried Nov. 2, 1682. 



Anne Peck, dau. of Dea. Samuel Peck and Sarah Hunt, was born 
at Rehoboth Dec. 22, 1667. She was married Dec. Hi, 1685, to Samuel 
Paine and died Feby 26, 170.'!, having borne him eight children. She 
was remembered in the last will of her grandfather Capt Peter Hunt 



39 



MY ANCESTORS. 



Enoch Hunt of Weymouth came from Titenclen in the Parish of 
Lee about two miles distant from Wendover, England, and was made 
freeman at Newport, R. I., in 1638. He is named as owner of twenty 
acres of upland and three acres of salt marsh in Weymouth in 1643, 
about which time he probable removed to Rehoboth, and soon after re- 
turned to England and died about 1650. He was a blacksmith by oc- 
cupation. The name of his first wife, the mother of his two sons, is 
unknown. He married, second, Sarah Barker who bore him a daughter. 
Letters of administration were granted Sept. 18, 1652 at Boston to his 
son Ephraim on his estate "not yet administered." 



Epliraim b. 1610. 
Peter b. about 1615. 



Children. 

d. Feby. 22, 1687. m 
' d. 1692. m, 



Anne Richards. 
Elizabeth Smith. 



Sarah 



b. July 4, 1640. 



m. Matthew Pratt. 



Peter Hunt was born in England about 1615 and came to New 
England with his father Enoch Hunt as early as 1638. He moved from 
Weymouth to Rehoboth about 1643 and was chosen Town Clerk in 
1649. He was chosen Deputy to the Court at Plymouth fifteen times 
from 1654 to 1683. "Dec. 9," 1659. It was agreed between the Town 
of Rehoboth and Lieut. Hunt and William Bucklin that the said Lieut. 
Hunt and William Bucklin is to shingle the new end of the meeting 
house and to be clone as sufficiently as the new end of Goodman ( Steph- 
en) Payne's house." "6th 7th mo. (Sept.) 1661, Lieut. Hunt and 
Joseph Peck were chosen to view the damage in the Indian Corn upon 
Kickamuet Neck and Consumpsit Neck and to give the town notice of 
it." 

".June 1, 1675, Lieut. Hunt, Ensign Smith and Daniel Smith are 
appointed and authorized by the Court to take some present care of the 
estate of Mr. W m . Blackstone, deceased, and of his son left by him." 

He married Dec. 10, 1645, Elizabeth, dau. of Henrv and Judith 
Smith. His will dated June 19, 1689, was proved Dec. 26, 1692. He 
divides a large quantity of land among his children. To his son-in-law 
Samuel Peck he gives five shillings ; to his dau. Sarah Peck £10 ; to his 
granddaughter "Ann Pain" £5. His widow married Elder James 
Blake. 

Children. 



Sarah b. 


Jany. 21, 1646-7, 


d. 


Oct. 27, 1673, 


m. 


Samuel Peck. 


Judith b. 


Apl. 21, 1648, 


d. 


1724, 


oa- 


Nathaniel Cooper, 


Peter b. 


June 11, 1650, 


d. 


Aug. 25, 1676, 


ra.. 


Rebecca Paine. 


Enoch b. 


Feby. 28, 1652. 


d. 


Mar. 5, 1712, 


m. 


Mary Paine. 


Elizabetn b. 


Mar. 1, 1654, 


d. 


1676, 


m. 


James Willett. 


John b. 


Oct. 15, 1656, 


d. 


Oct. 21, 1716, 


in. 


Martha Williams, 


Mary b. 


June 15, 1658, 


d. 


Aug. 23, 1676, 






Ephraim b. 


Mar. 31, 1661, 


d. 


May 9, 1694, 


in. 


Rebecca 


Tabitha b. 


Sept. 14, 1663, 


d. 


Oct. 14, 1676. 






Daniel b. 


Feby. 14, 1665, 


d. 


Sept. 15, 1673. 






Benjamin b. 


Sept. 29, 1668, 


d. 


Aug. 13, 1732, 


m. 


Mary Peck. 


Nathaniel b. 


Dec. 31, 1670, 


d. 


Aug. 28, 1671. 







40 



Ill NT. 

Sakui Hint, dau. of Capt. Peter llnnl and Elizabeth Smith, was 

bom in Rehoboth Jany 21, 1646-7. She married .h L, L666, Dea. 

Samuel Peck, son of Joseph Peck. She died, or was buried, Oct. 27, 
167."!, having borne three children, and her husband married Rebecca, 
widow of her brother, Peter Hunt, and dau. of Stephen Paine, Jr. 




LYMAN. ROBERT. JOHN. JOSEPH 
HAMILTON. 1912. 

Henry Smith came to Hingham from Norfolk Co. Eng. on the 
"Diligent" in 1638, with his wife Judith, three sons, two daughters, 
three men servants and two maid servants. He was made freeman 
Mar. 1.'!, Hi."!;); and was chosen deacon of the church of the First Parish 
of Hingham Janv 29, 1640. In 1640 he was chosen representative and 
in 1(>4."> lie removed to Rehoboth, where lie died in 1649. He was chosen 
townsman in 1644 and 1(14."). The title Mr. is nearly always prefixed to 
his name. He is named in the deed of 1641 from Gov. Bradford to the 
original proprietors of Rehoboth: Mi-. Alexander Winchester, Richard 
Wright, Mr. Henry Smith, Mr. Joseph Pecke and Mr. Stephen Paine. 

His will is dated Nov. '■'>, 1647, and gives his house to his wife 
Judith and makes her executrix. It names his In-other, Thomas Cooper 
and sons Henry and Daniel ami dan. Judith. It was witnessed by 
Stephen Paine, Thomas Cooper and Joseph Peck. Inventory, dated 
21, 10, 1649, £149.16. The will of Judith Smith is dated Oct. iu. 1650, 
and names son Henry, dau. Judith, son and dau. Hunt, son John's 
three children, son Daniel and three ch. of son Hunt. Inventory of her 
estate is dated 14, 10, 1650, £120.6. 

The will of Nicholas Stanton of Ipswich, Eng. dated !» Nov. L648, 
proved 14 Feby 1649, gives ten pounds "to my Kinswoman Judith 
Smith, the late wife of Henry Smith living in New England," and names 
her five children: Judith, John, Elizabeth, Henry and Daniel. 

Elizabeth Smith, dan. of Henry and Judith Smith, came from 
England in 1638. She was married Dec. 10, 104:>, to ('apt. Peter Hunt 
of Rehoboth and bore him twelve children. 



41 



ANCESTORS OF FATHER'S MOTHER 



James Smith 
Joan 



•John Holbrook 
Sarah 



Michael Pierce 



Griffith Bowen 
Margaret Fleming 



Peter Palfrey 
Edith 

Griffith Bowen 
Margaret Fleming 

t Isaac Johnson 
Elizabeth Porter 

Griffith Bowen 

Margaret Fleming 

tlsaac Johnson 
Elizabeth Porter 

John Winchester 
tHannah Sealis 



Thos. Buckminste: 
Joanne 



John Winchester 
tHannah Sealis 

Henry Stevens 
#Mary Buckminste 

John White 
Frances 

John Bowles 

§ Elizabeth Heath 



Joshua Smith 

Ruth 

John Holbrook 

Abigail Pierce 

Humphrey Tiffany 

Elizabeth 



Benjamin Child 
Mary Bowen 



Peter Aspinwall 
Remember Palfrey 
Henry Bowen 
Elizabeth Johnson 
Henry Bowen 
Elizabeth Johnson 
Josiah Winchester 
Mary 

William Davis 
Alice Thorp 
Clement Corbin 
Dorcas Buckminste 
Richard Dana 
Ann Bullard 



John Winchester 
Joanna Stevens 
John White 
Elizabeth Bowles 



James Smith 



Elizabeth 
Holbrook 



Consider Tiffany 



Abigail Niles 



John Child 



Elizabeth 



Nathaniel 
Aspinwall 



Abigail Bowen 



Isaac Bowen 



Hannah 
Winchester 



Matthew Davis 



Margaret Corbin 



Benjamin Dana 



Mary 
Buckminster 



John Winchester 



Sarah White 



Ebenezer Smith 



Sarah Tiffany 



John Child 



Abigail Aspinwall 



Henry Bowen 



Margaret Davis 



Isaac Dana 



Sarah Winchester 



Ebenezer Smith 



Dorothy Child 



Matthew Bowen 



Mary Dana 



Ebenezer Smith 



Margaret Bowen 



Betsey Smith 



•Son of Thomas Holbrook and Jane 
fSon of John Johnson and Margery 
J Daughter of Richard Sealis 



# Daughter of Thomas Buckminster and Joanna 
§ Daughter of Isaac Heath and Elizabeth 

42 



SMITH. 

James Smith was a resilient of Weymouth in L639. He is referred 
to in a deed of Margery Staple in L658. He died at Boston, March 21, 
Ki7(i. His will is mi record in Boston and begins: 

"'Plic Eleventh day el' March in the year el' <>■' Lord <>nc thousand Six 
hundred Seaventy & two, Seaventy & three, I. James Smith el' Waymouth Sen 1 
in the County el' Suffolk in New England being sick in body but el' good and 
p'Tcd memory thanks lie to the Allmighty god: And Calling to Remembrance 
the uncertain estate of this Transitory life and thai all must yield unto death 
when it Shall please god to call : Doc make ordail) Declare and manifest this my 

last Will & Testament in ma  and form following i. e. Firsl [ Comil my Soule 

until the Allmighty god, asuredly believing that I shall he saved and have full 
Remission el' all my sins by the merrits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer, and that 
my Sonic with my body at the general] day of Resurrection shall arise again 
with joy and through the merits of Christ's death posses and inhcrjl the 
Kingdom of heaven p r pared for me and his Elect and chosen, and my body 
to descnt hnriall. And as for my temporal estate which god hath given me 
* I give and bequeath unto my loving and belloved wife Joan Smith 
all and singular my lands, medows, houses, orchard, Cattle, implements, boath 
within doors and without to have and to he for her comfortable maintenance 
and snhsistance for and During her natural! life." 

After her decease, his son James was to have certain lands paying 
his sister Hannah Naramore £20 sterling and a similar bequest to his 
son Nathaniel with like payment to his sister and a similar bequest 
to his grandson James Smith sun of deceased son Joshuah Smith 
"all which he shall have when he conies to lie fourteen years of age and not 
until he he of that age and at the same time he shall pay unto them whom 
the executrix of this my will shall appoint of my grandchildren twenty pound 
sterling." 

Appoints wife Joan Smith to he sole executrix "and 1 by these 
presents doe frustrate all other wills." Signed June 1!>, 1673. Wit- 
nesses: Jonas Humphry, Nathaniel Humphry. Proved before John 
Leverett, Esq 1 '. Gov'. & Edw d Tyng, Esq' Assist. June 22, 1676. 

Joan Smith presented "An inventory of the Estate and Chattel 
of James Smith, Senior of Weymouth who deceased in Boston the 
21st day of May last past," 

June 22, 1676, Jonas Humphrey, apprized the house and ten 

tracts of land at £271 and chattels at £19: 1!): (Id, including 2 cowos 5: 

0: 0; a two year steere 1 :0 :0; 5 sheep 1 : 5: 0; an old brass Kettle, 3 

brass pans, a brass skillet, a pestel & Mortar, a pot hanger & pot hooks, 

4 pewter dishes, a warming pan, an old bible, 4 books of divinity; 2 

old rugs £1, a feather bed & bolster £3, 2 pair of sheets 1 : 10: (), a 

bedstead & cord 0:7: 0. 

Children. 

Joshua b. ah. 1637, d. Nov. 17. 1669. 

Nathaniel b. June 8, 1639. 

Hannah m. John Snell. 



James d. Dec 1, l(i!>2. 

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2nd — - Naramore. 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Joshua Smith, son of James and Joan Smith was born about 1637 
and died November 17, 1669. He was a sailor and lived at Weymouth. 
"At a meeting of Major Gen. Jno. Leverett with Edw. Ting Esq r & 
Freegrace Bendall Clerk of y e County Court in Boston 24th 4 mo 1670 
Administracon to the estate of Joshua Smith, late of Weymouth, Mar- 
riner, Deceased, is granted to Ruth Smith his Relicq, she having 
brought in an Inventory of S d estate & Acknowledged herself bound 
before y e above S d to y e Tresurer of y e County in Eight pound to Ad- . 
minister upon S a estate according to law as Attests Free Grace Ben- 
dall, Clerk." 

An inventory of the estate of Joshua Smith who deceased the 17th of 
November 1669 prized by John Holbrook & William Chard the 28th day of 
Decemb 1 ' 1669. 

£. s. d. 

Imprimis Wareing Apparrell 01 :10 :00 

2 small pewter platters 03 :00) 

2 pewter cups 02 :06) 

2 small perringers & saucers 01:06) 00:11:06 

a little skillet _..01:06) 

a small iron pot 03:00) 

A remnant of K s 3 yards 00:01:00 

A small parcell of yarn & wool 00 :02 :06 

Six bushells of Indian Corn 01 :18 :00 

One bushel of Pease defective .01:18:00 

Six bushell of barley at 4s , .' 01:04:00 

One musket and Bandeleeres 00:18:00 

One Chest 00:05:00 

Two calves & half calf & half a yearling 02:05:00 

Three sheepe & half a sheep 01 :08 :00 

Three small swine 01 :10 :00 

The bed & bedding thereto belonging 04:00:00 

Household provisions 02 :00 :00 



17 :15 :00 
A debt owing from one James Brown pr bill 10 :00 :00 

6:3:2 



33:18: 2 
Debts owing to severall persons & funerall expenses as followeth : 

For funerall expenses & phisician 02 :00 :00 

Owing to severall persons upon bill & other accounts the some of 17 :00 :00 



19 :00 :00 

Mon clue from Leu 1 Holebrook for work done 6 .- 3 : 2 

John Holbrook 
William Chard 

Ruth Smith deposed before y e Major Gen. Jno. Leverett & Edw. Ting, 
Esq rs y 1 this is a True Inventory of w* she knows of y e Estate of her 
Deceased husband & when she knows more she will discover it. 24 :4 :1670 
as Attests Free Grace Bendall, Clerk". 

He had a son James, born at Weymouth June 26, 1659. 

44 



SMITH. 

James Smith, son and only child of Joshua Smith and Ruth, was 
born June 26, L659, (or Dec. 14, L668, Dedham Hist. Mag. Oct. L, L895) 
in Weymouth and was married Nov. LO, L691, to Elizabeth Eolbrook. 
May 30, 171 1, he was one of 29 petitioners, inhabitants on the westward 

end of Swansea to be set off as a separate town. They failed and 

failed again the " ,,v; l year bul succeeded Nov. L8, 1717, when Bar- 
rington was created. In L722 he was Assessor and on committee to 
settle the highway. In 1724 on com. to agree with a school master for 
nine months. 

June 26, 1726 "Voted thai .lames Smith keep and board Christian 
Phippen one year at the rate of three shillings per week or in like pro- 
portion if she shall not survive." In 1728 he was on com. "to lay out a 
burying place and to agree with Ebenezer Alden what to give him for 
the ground", and Feby 6, 1738 on com. "to report to Mr. Heath where 
he shall preach until the town hath hnilt a meeting house". 

"In the Name of God Amen, the 15th day of January Anno Dom, one 
thousand seven hundred thirty-nine or forty, I, .lames Smith of Har- 
rington in the County of Bristol in New England, yeoman, being weak of body, 
but of sound disposing mind and memory, (blesed be God) calling to mind 
ye mortality of my body, yt it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make 
and ordaine this my last will and testament, principally and first of all I give 
and recomd. my soul to God yt gave it, and my body to be decently entered, 
att ye discretion of my executor hereafter named, hoping for a glorious resur- 
rection, thro ye power and grace of my Redeemer and as touching such worldly 
estate wherewith it hath pleased (led to bless me, 1 will and dispose of ye same 
in ye following manner. 

Imprimis. My will is yt my just debts and funeral charges be paid by 
my executor out of what I shall hereafter give to him. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth, to her 
heirs and assigns, all my indore movables (slaves only excepted) and one half 
of my live stock and fivty pounds money to be paid her by my executor 
within a year after my decease and my horse. I also give her during her 
remaining my widow, the use and improvt. of all my real estate housing 
and lands and my negro man and woman. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Ebenezer Smith, five shill- 
ings to be paid by my executor which with what he has had already is his 
full portion. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Joshua Smith, to him 
his heirs and assigns forever that fivty-five acres of land and meadow at 
Muscatush where he now dwells with the housing and apurtenances thereto 
belonging, and my negio man after ye decease of my wife, he paying sixty 
pounds in good passing bills of credit to my beloved daughter Leah Paine, or 
her heirs, and sixty pounds in sd passing bills of credit unto my beloved 
daughter Rachel Bicknal or her heirs, and ten pounds to my beloved daughter 
Lidia Paine or her heirs, in case my negro woman die before my wife. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my helovd. daughter Lidia Paine, to her, 
her heirs and assigns forever, my negro woman, to be possed and enjoyed 
by her after ye decease of my wife. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my belovd. son James Smith, to him 
his heirs and assigns forever, all the rest of my estate, real and personal, my 
housing and lands to be possessed and enjoyed by him att ye discease of my 
wife or upon her marriage and all other my estate not particularly disposed 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

of in this my will, to be free and clear, to him his heirs and assigns att my 
diseease, he paying his mother as above and to my beloved daughter Abigail 
Paine or her heirs, ye sum of sixty pounds in good passing bills of credit & to 
my beloved daughter Elizabeth Tiffany sixty pounds in like passing bills of 
credit & to my beloved daughter Ruth Bicknal ye like sum of sixty pounds 
and to my daughter Lidia ten pounds in case my negro woman die before my 
wife, and I herby constitute, appointe and ordaine my son James Smith sole 
executor of this my last will and testament, and do hereby make null and void 
all other wills by me heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and this 
only to be my last will and testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and 
year above written. James Smith, Seal. 

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the sd James Smith 
as his last will and testament, in presence of us the subscribers. 

Thomas Kinnicut, 
Thomas Jolls, 
David Turner," 

Approved January 14, 1744. 

"Dec. 22 nd 1743 Quash declared unto me, the subscriber bis and 
Moll their intentions to be married to each other. Josiah Humphrey, 
Town Clerk." "Quash and Moll, negro servants to the widow Smith 
of Barrington were married January 9th 1743-4." 

James Smith died in 1743 or 1744. 



Children : 

Ebenezer b. Feby. 10, 169a, d. May 3, 1777, 

James b. 1697, 

Abigail bapt. July 12, 1702, 



Ruth bapt. July 6, 1707, d. 1786. 

Joshua bapt. May 2, 1709, 

Leah b. 1710, d. 1790, 



Rachel b. 1711, 

Lydia m. May 15, 1735, 

Elizabeth 



m. Sarah Tiffany. 

m. Jerusha, 

m. 1721, Nathaniel 
Paine 4, (Nathaniel 
3, Stephen 2, Ste- 
phen 1). 

m. Bicknell. 

m. Daniel Paine 4, 
(Samuel 3, Stephen 
2, Stephen 1). 

m. Sept. 13, 1733, 
Peter Bicknell. 
Samuel Paine 4 
(Samuel 3, Stephen 
2, Stephen 1). 

m. 1725, Isaiah Tif- 
fany 3, (Thomas 2, 
Humphrey 1.) 



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SMITH. 

Ebenezeb Smith, son of .hunt's Smith and Elizabeth Holbrook, 
was born in Weymouth Eeby LO, L693. In L724 in Barrington be was 
chosen tythingman (a kind of Sunday ('(instable whose special dutj 
it was in the old parish meeting house to quiel the restlessness of youth 
and to disturb the slumbers of age). In 1726 lie was chosen hog reeve 
of Barrington. In L727 he was chosen constable. On Dec. 23, L721 he 

received from his lather a d I to 25 acres of land in Barrington. He 

married Sarah Tiffany about L720 and removed to Woodstock about 
L730. He died May .'!, 1777 in the 87th year of his age, as appears by 
his grave stone on Bungee Hill, which would lix his birth at some .late 
between May 1690 and May L691, which ninst I rroneous. 

Children: Ebenezer, Hezekiah, Sarah, Sue. 

Leah Smith, dau. of dames Smith ami Elizabeth Holbrook was 
born in 1710 about the time of her father's removal from Weymouth 
to Barrington. She married Daniel Paine of Woodstock, Dec. 4, L729 
and bore him seven children. She lies buried beside her husband on 
Woodstock Hill. 



In memory of Mrs. 
Leah, Consort of 
Capt Daniel Paine, 
who died Jany. ye 
30th 1790 in ye 80th 
year of her age. 
Blessed are the dead 
who die in the Lord 



In memory of Capt. 
Daniel Paine, who 
died June 22d 1795 
in ye 94th year of 
his age. 

Blessed are the 
peacemakers. 



Ebenezer Smith, son of Ebenezer Smith and Sarah Tiffany, was 
born in Barrington in 17l!l or 1722 and with his parents removed to 
Woodstock about 1730. His name appears as witness to a bond given 
by Ebenezer Paine to Daniel Paine in 1741. He was married May lit, 
1743, to Dorothy dau. of John Child and Abigail Aspinwall. In 1700 
he was selectman and in 17(i4 representative to the General Assembly 
of Conn. He died Sept. !>, 1707. 



Children : 



A child born and died Aug. 20, 


1744. 






Asa 


b. July 24. 174."), 


d. 


Aug. 


V.), 


1775. 


Ebenezer 


1). May IS, 174s, 


d. 


Febj 


'. 11 


, 1825, 


Abida 


b. June 21. 17.">0. 










John 


b. Peby. 10, 1753. 










Dorothy 


b. Apl. 27. 175."), 


d. 


Apl. 


22 


1766. 


Sylvester 


b. Feby. 16, 1758. 










Elizabeth 


b. Dec. 7, 1759, 


d. 


Apl. 


25, 


1766. 


Rachel 


b. Mar. 22, 1761, 


d. 


Apl. 


21. 


1766. 


A son born July 14, 1762, died. 










Esther 


b. Oct. 1, 1763, 


d. 


Apl. 


111. 


1766. 


James 


b. Aug. 22, 1764, 


d. 


Apt. 


16. 


is: IS. 


Levi 


b. Dec. 4, 1765. 











in. Margaret Boweri. 



m. Martha Howard. 



The family record of the above births and deaths is now before me 



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MY ANCESTORS. 

in a clear and beautiful handwriting. The four children who died in 
April, 1766 were victims of black tongue or putrid sore throat, now 
called diphtheria, if I remember the tradition correctly. The record 
of their deaths could hardly have been written by other than a parent, 
and the father's name follows in the same handwriting: 

"Esther Died Saturday night 40 m after 11 Clock y e 19th of April 
1766. 

Rachel Died on Monday about Sunset y e 21st day of April 1766. 
Dorothy died on Tuesday about 8 o'clock at nigt y e 22d day of April 
1766. 

Elizabeth died on Friday I after 9 of the Clock in the forenoon the 
25th day of April 1766. 

Eben 1 ' Smith Esq 1 ' Died on "Wednesday the 9th day of September 1767 
in the 46th year of his age." 

Ebenezer Smith son of Ebenezer Smith and Dorothy Child was 
born in Woodstock, May 18, 1748. He married June 18, 1772 Margaret 
dau. of Capt. Matthew Bowen and Mary Dana. He was fond of 
riding horseback and rode well. A neighbor who was a representative 
to the legislature at Hartford once remarked that he would come home 
(forty miles) every night, if he could ride a horse as well as Squire 
Smith. In 1775 he responded to the Lexington Alarm and served five 
days as a trooper under Capt. Samuel McClellan, who led six military 
companies, 189 men, from Woodstock to Boston, forty-five being caval- 
rymen with horses. 

At town meeting June 26, 1789, Col. McClellan, Capt. Daniel Lyon 
and Mr. Ebenezer Smith were appointed a committee to confer with 
the militia companies then convened for recruits at a bounty of forty 
shillings per month. 

He was chosen Nov. 17, 1788, to act on a committee to repair the 
meeting house and was tax collector the same year. He acted as clerk 
at the organization of the Theft Detecting Society in 1793 and is called 
"Major." He was representative in 1796 and was one of the incor- 
porators of Woodstock Academy in 1801. 

He was a Justice of the Peace and the docket kept bj T him from 
1799 to 1815 is now before me. The book is bound in calf and well pre- 
served. The ink is black and the writing easy to read. It contains 
about two hundred cases mostly civil, but the criminal cases are more 
interesting, for example: 



"State of Connecticut At a Court held at Woodstock y e 

vs - i 20th day of Sept- 1802 by Eben r Smith, 

John Martin * 

Justice of Peace. John Martin being Before this Court on Grand juror's Com- 
plaint for Breach of Sabbath by Raking and Carting Hay on ye 15th clay of 
August Last. After being fully heard, it is the Judgment of this Court that 
he is gilty and that he pay a fine of one Dollar & 67 Cents and Cost Taxed 
at 84 cents. Judgment Satisfied in full. 

Eben 1 ' Smith, Justice of Peace." 

On Dec. 16, 1801, Mephibosheth Thayer "Plead Guilty" to feloniously 
stealing and carrying away from the store of Ezra Lyon about one & half 

48 



SMITH. 

peck of Rock Salt of the value of one dollar, He was fined one dollar, and 

cost taxed Ml .")(! rents. 

(tn March 12. 1805, A.bbot1 Fisher, Jun. was lined $3.34and eoststaxed 
at $2.47 for playing ;it cards. 

On Sept. 9, 1808, Charles Martin 2nd pleaded guilty on a Grand juror's 
complainl for theft, and was fined $3 and costs $2.65 "and be further pun- 
ished by whipping on his naked Body five stripes." "Execution issued Sept. 
9, 1808, and his note of hand taken for fine & costs and publicly whipped 
live stripes." 

On Sept. S. 1810, Zephaniah Tucker on a plea of "Guilty" of Profane 

Swearing was lined one dollar anil costs $3.31. 

Among my earliest recollections is a visit to the Smith homestead 
(long known as Smith's Tavern, at the junction id' (he Range Road and 

the Connecticut Path, about midway between West and South W I- 

stock) then occupied by Mr. Dwighl Smith and family and his sister 
Miss Esther Smith, cousins of my father, and later by Mr. O'Brien. I 
particularly remember blind Jinny or .lin (probably Virginia) an aged 
negro woman, a former servant, perhaps a descendant of Quash and 
Moll, cared for and cherished as a member of the family with no 
though! of sending her to the poor house in her age and helplessness. 

Justice Smith was a man of considerable importance in Wood- 
stock and died respected and beloved Peby 11, 1825. 

Children : 

Charles b. May 16, 177:!, d. Feby. 22. 1848, m. Sarah Perry. 

Esther b. Aug. 10, 1775, d. Jany. 8, 1829, in. Simon Wight. 

Peggy b. Nov. 9, 177!), d. m. Alvan Underwood. 

Mary b. Oct. 2a, 1781. d. in. Darius Mathewson 

Betsey b. Dec. 4-, 1 7S:^, d. Nov. 22. 1826, in. John Paine. 

Nancy b. Oct. 15, 1785. d. July 2, 1813, in. Aldis Penniman. 

Ebenezer b. Dee. 30, 1787, d. m. Ann Quay. 

Lucy b. Jany. 1. 1790, d. Apl. 9, 1872, m. John Paine. 

Dollv b. Nov. 17, 1791, d. May 15, 1877, 

Hannah b. Sept. 8, 1793, d. July 12, 1878. 
Griffith Bowen b. Jany. 23, 17911. d. Dec. 30, 1797. 

Betsey Smith, dan. of Ebenezer Smith and Margaret Bowen, was 
born in West Woodstock Dec. 4, ITS.",. She was married Nov. 13, 1805 
to John Paine, son of Daniel Paine and Elizabeth Williams, and bore 
him eight children. She died Nov. 22, 1826 a sacrifice to her love and 
care for Samuel her first born, during his sickness with typhoid fever 
while a junior at Yale College. She lies buried in East Woodstock. 



John Paine In memory of 

died Betsey Paine 

July 10, 1846. wife of 

Aged 70. John Paine, Esq. 

who died 

Nov. 22, 1826. 

Aged 43. 



49 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Thomas Holbeook came from England with Rev. Joseph Hull. 

"Waymouth ye 20th of March 1635. 

Bound for New England. 
Thomas Holbrooke of Broadway aged 34 yeare 
Jane Holbrooke his wife aged 34 yeare 
John Holbrooke his sonne aged 11 yeare 
Thomas Holbrooke his son aged 10 .yeare 
Anne Holbrooke his daught 1 " aged 5 yeare 
Elizabeth his daught 1 " aged 1 yeare." 

He settled in Weymouth and was selectman in 1641, '45, '46, '51, 
'52 and '54. In 1649 he was on committee to lay out a highway. He 
died about 1675 and his wife Joanna or Jane soon followed him. His 
will is dated Dec. 31, 1668. After giving his wife a life estate in all 
his property, he continues : 

"I give and bequeathe unto my endeared children all my estate. * * * 
that shall remain at my wife Jane's decease, there being six of them, three 
sons and three daughters, to be equally divided between them, always provided 
that my eldest son John Holbrook shall have a double portion, and the rest of 
my estate to be equally divided, viz : unto my son Tho. Holbrook. my son 
William Holbrook, unto my daughter Anne Rennolds, unto my daughter 
Elizabeth Hatch and unto my daughter Jane Drake * * * Item. I give 
unto my grandchild John Holbrook the eldest my sword. = * * * 

The mark of Thomas (T. H.) Holbrooke." 

A codicil dated Dec. 31, 1673, gives grandson Peter his house on 
account of his special service to "me and my wife Jane in our old age 
for the space of about eight years." Administration was granted to 
his son John, Apl. 24, 1677, after the death of Jane. 



John 
Thomas 


b. 1624, 

b. 1625, 
b. 1630, 
b. 1634, 
Capt. and Dea. 


d. 
d. 
d. 


Childi 
Nov. 

1697, 
1699. 


•en 
23, 


1699, 


in. 1st Sarah. 2nd Eliza- 
beth Stream, 3rd Mary 
Loring. 

m. Joanna 


Ann 

Elizabeth 
William, 
Jane 


in. .. Rennolds. 
m. Walter Hatch. 

m. Drake. 



John Holbeook, son of Thomas and Joanna Holbrook, was born 
in 1624. "He was a man of much consideration in his day. His inde- 
pendence, courage, enterprise and wealth are abundantly proven by 
records." He resided at Old Spain in Weymouth. In 1648 he first 
served as selectman. In 1651 he represented Weymouth in the General 
Court, also in 1664 '69 '71 '72 and '73. With two others in 1668 he 
bought a tract of land nine miles long and three fourths miles wide. In 
the time of King Philip's war he rendered signal service. He not only 
defended Weymouth but with his company carried the war into the 
enemies' country. He was on duty in Concord 22 June 1676. As com- 
mander he drew pay for twenty four men from the public treasury in 

50 



HOLBROOK. 

June, Aug. ;ui<l Sept. L676, and t:K> for his own services. Be died 
Nov. 23, 1699. His will is date, I July L2, L699, and is very long: 

"Firstly, committing my soul to God in hope of eternal salvation through 
the merits of Jesus Christ my Savioui and my body to the earth to be decently 
buried at the discretion of my executors. I give to my wife Mary 

* * * I give and bequeathe unto my sou John Eolbrook all my housing and 
lands in the Township of Scituate during his natural life and after 

his decease, the moiety or one half to the only proper use of his now wife 

Abigail * * I also give unto my son John Holbrook all my wearing 

apparel and my best feather bed, my besl rug and furnitures belonging to 
the said bed and my silver tankard. Also I give unto my grand- 

daughter Elizabeth the wife of James Smith five pounds sterling. 
And it is my will that if my Indian servant Anthony doth behave himself well 
that he have his freedom in 12 years after my decease." 

His first wife Sarah died 14, 11. 1643; the second Elizabeth died 
June 25, 1688, aged b'4, ami the third, Mary, survived him. 

Children : 

John m. Abigail Pierce. 

Abiezer d. unmarried Kill. 

Samuel d. Aug. 1695, in. Lydia 

Hannah m- Ephraim Pierce. 

Lois b. 12, 3. 1658, m Nash. 

Eunice b. " m. Benjamin Ludden. 

Expeiieneel). May 2:1. 1661, m. Edson. 

Ichabod b. May 2(1, 1662, d. Dec. 14. 1718. 

John Holbrook, son of Capt. .John Holbrook and Sarah or Eliza- 
beth Stream was born about 164.'? in Weymouth. He removed to 
Scituate after his marriage to Abigail, daughter of Capt. Michael 
Pierce of Hingham about 1670. 

Children : 

Thomas b. Jany. 15, 1671, d. before 1699. 

Elizabeth b. Feby. 2. 1672-3, in. James Smith. 

Abigail b. May 11. 1675. 

Experience b. Feby. 22, 1(177. 

Hannah b. Jany. 11, 167!). m. Josiah Turner. 

Sarah b. July 11, 1680. 

Deborah b. Aug. 22. 1683, m. Joseph Briggs 

John b. Nov. 19, 1686, in. Sarah Chittenden. 

Elizabeth Holbrook, dau. of John Holbrook and Abigail Pierce, 
was born in Scituate Feby 2, 1672-8. She was married Nov. 10, 1691, 
to James Smith and bore him nine children. She was living at the (late of 
her husband's will Jany 15, 1739-40. 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

Michael Piekce resided in Hingham in 1645, afterwards in Scit- 
uate. In 1647 he purchased land in Conihasset. In 1666 he was elected 
Lieut, but not confirmed by the Colony Court as "he is a stranger to 
us." In 1673 he was Ensign in a Company raised by Plymouth Colony 
to fight the Dutch, of which Company Miles Standish was Captain, altho 
in 1669 he had been commissioned as Captain of the local militia of 
Scituate. "Captain Michael Pierce has left evidence on record in the 
Town of his usefulness in publick affairs, but his memory is to be for- 
ever honored for the brave manner in which he fell in defense of his 
country." (Deane.) "He was in the Narragansett fight in December 
1675, and escaped with his life but to fall in a more terrible conflict 
in the March following." 

' ' The Narragansetts early in Spring of 1676, had committed ravages 
in Rhode Island and had killed some inhabitants of Plymouth. On this 
alarm Capt. Michael Pierce of Scituate with 50 English and 20 friendly 
Indians from Cape Cod was ordered to pursue the Indians towards 
R. I. He proceeded without any rencounter near to Pawtucket — that 
part called Attleboro Gore when he discovered that there were Indians 
near him, but not suspecting that Canonehett was there with all the col- 
lected force of the Narragansetts, he therefore ventured to cross the 
river and commence the attack, but soon found himself in the presence 
of an overwhelming force. To fly was impossible and to retreat in 
order before such an enemy was equally desperate. His only recourse 
was to fall back to the river's bank to avoid being surrounded and then 
make the sacrifice of himself and his brave men as costly as possible 
to the foe. But the Indians sent a party across the river to attack in the 
rear. This surprise only induced the Capt. to change the front of half 
of his company and place them back to back, and in this position they 
fought until nearly every man fell and with a bravery like that at 
Thermopylae and deserving of as great success. Capt. Pierce fell 
earlier than many others. It was little consolation to learn that this 
brave band had killed thrice their own number. ' ' 

His will is dated Jany 15, 1675 and begins : ' ' Being by the ap- 
pointment of God going out to war against the Indians I do ordain this 
my last will and testament, and first I commit my ways to the Eternal 
God." He gives wife Ann "the house which I last built," to son 
Benj. my present dwelling house, to son John all my lands in Hingham, 
to son Ephraim 5£, to dau. Abigail Holbrook 5£, to daus. Elizabeth 
Deborah, Ann, Abiah, Ruth, Persis, 50£ each. His first wife, name 
unknown, died at Hingham, Dec. 31, 1662. A few years later he mar- 
ried Ann 

Children : 

Benj. b. ab. 1657, m. Martha Adams 1678, d. 1730. 

John m. Patience Dodson 1683. 

Ephraim in. Hannah Holbrook. 

Persis was baptized at Hingham Jany. 7, 1645-6. 

Abigail was born about 1650. 

Michael Pierce died March 26, 1676. The record is: Killed, 26 1 mo. 76. 

Abigail Pierce, dau. of Capt. Michael Pierce and 

was born in Hingham about 1650 and married John Holbrook not later 
than 1670. 

52 



WILLIAMS. 

William Williams came from Greal Yarmouth Eng. to Salem in 
1(>.'!7 aged 40, bringing his wife Alice, aged 38, and two children, also 
his sister Elizabeth aged 31. "A Courte al Boston the 29th i!' 1 Mo. 
(April) L641, Mighil] Bacon: upon the certificate of Richard Beres, 
Hugh Mason, Willi: Williams and Thomas Hastings thai lull satis- 
faction hath been given, was discharged, ii being declared to be a 
mistake of ignorance. " 1 Col. Rec. 316. He was a proprietor in Water- 
town in 1 <>42. 

Abraham Williams, sou of William and Alice Williams, was born 
about 1628. He was made freeman in Watertown in L652 and removed 
to Cambridge Village (Newton) where he purchased of John Callon in 
1654 a house and twelve acres of land, which he sold Apl. 4, L659, his 
wife Joanna joining, to Roger Wellington for £100. He also bought a 
house and six acres in Newton from William Clemens. He married 
about 1659 Joanna, dau. of Dea. William Ward of Sudbury, and after 
the birth of two children, he sold his place to Gregory Cooke and re- 
moved to Marlboro about 1665, where he erected, near Belcher's Pond, 
and kept a public house long known as "William's Tavern." He was 
made freeman there in 1666 and was chosen Representative to the Gen- 
eral Court from Marlboro in 1679-81 and died there Dec. 29, 1712. 

He disposed of his estate by <\m\ of gift dated Dec. 18, 1711 : 
"And because God hath taken away my eldest sen and proper heir 
and having left with me one only son I reckon him my proper heir in his father's 
room; and accordingly do give and "rant to him as Hist born, viz: Abraham 
Williams, together with Ins uncle John Williams all the rest of my estate. 
I desire and pray my three beloved friends, my son-in-law Thomas 
Reman my brother Samuel Waul and my cousin Joseph Stratton to be over- 
seers and people in trust to see to the fulfilling of those gifts according 
to the premises, for my wife, John and Abraham. And when God shall take 
either of us away, to allow a decent and Christian burial, without weeds or 
flourishes, for our fathers and mothers had none." 

( 'hihlren : 

Elizabeth b. about 1660, m. Thomas Beman, before 1670. 

William b. about 1662, m. Elizabeth Larkin. 

Lydia h. Julv 0. 1669, died young. 

John b. d. July 3, 171 S. 

William Williams, son of Abraham Williams and Joanna Ward, 
was born probably in Cambridge about 1602. He married about 1691 
Elizabeth Larkin, dan. of Thomas Larkin and Hannah Remington. He 
lived with or near his father in Marlboro, perhaps assisting in the care 
of the "Williams Tavern." His father says: "We traded together 
with corn and cattle, and so he had his part of all our income." He 
died at Marlboro Aug. 30, 1702, ten years before his father, leaving 
an only son, Abraham. Another son, Thomas, was born Sept. 10, 
16!)2, and lived only nine days. 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

Abraham Williams, son of William Williams and Elizabeth Lar- 
kin, was born in Marlboro Apl. 15, 1695. He was in 1755 a Colonel in 
command of the third regiment of militia in the counties of Middlesex 
and Worcester. He married Jany 5, 1715, Prudence, dau. of Col. 
Thomas Howe and Sarah Hosmer. She was born Aug. 27, 1689, bore 
him two children, each of whom lived but a few weeks, and she died 
Jany 26, 1724. He married, second, Dec. 22, 1725, Elizabeth dau. of 
Rev. Robert Breck and Elizabeth Wainright. She was born Sept. 23, 
1709, bore him two children and died Jany 13, 1728-9, not yet twenty 
years of age. He married, third, Nov. 5, 1730, Elizabeth Bordman (or 
Boardman) of Cambridge. Col. Abraham Williams was a prominent 
citizen and filled many important town offices, including that of Justice 
of the Peace. He died July 10, 1781, in ye 86th year of his age, and lies 
buried beside his first and third wives and several of his children in 
Spring Hill cemetery in Marlboro. 



Isaac 
Elizabeth 



Children : 



b. 1716, 

b. June 18, 1723, 



d. July 18, 1716. 
d. July 14, 1723. 



Rev. Abraham b. Feby. 25, 1727, grad. H. C. 1744. m. Anne Buck- 
minster 5 (Joseph 4, Joseph 3, Joseph 2, Thomas 1). 
d. Aug. 12, 1784, had 10 ch. Sarah, the eldest, m. 
Rev. Timothy Fuller. Their eldest son. Hon. Timothy 
Fuller, was father of Sarah Margaret, late Countess 
Ossoli. 

Larkin b. Dec. 29, 1728, m. Anna Warren, 1757. 



William b. Aug. 22, 1731, 

Moses b. Aug. 5, 1732, 

Elizabeth b. Aug. 23, 1733, 

Breck b. Aug. 23, 1734, 

Abigail b. Jany. 10. 1736, 

George b. Dec. 27, 1736, 



Mary 



b. May 27, 1739, 



William 


b. 


March, 1740, 


Catherine 


b. 


Dec. 17, 1741, 


Ephraim 


b. 


Nov. 12, 1743, 


Paul 


b. 


Oct. 12, 1744. 


Lucy 


b. 


Mar. 22, 1747, 



Boardman b. Jany. 12, 1754, 

Note: These names are from the Histoi 
to some other family. The second Willi 
their mother and is buried beside them 



d. June 26, 1802. 



d. Sept. 3, 1734. 
d. July 28, 17*75. 



m. Betty McPherson, 
1761. 

m. Daniel Paine, 

1759. 



in. Mary McPherson, 

1759. 
m. Cyprian Howe, 
1766. 
d. Aug. 1, 1775. m. Phoebe Rice, 1763. 

m. William Smith, 1769. 
d. Nov., 1756. 

d. 1775, aged 28 years and 6 months. 
i. May 3, 1777.' 

y of Marlboro. I think the first William belonged 
am died in the same year as Abigail and Lucy and 



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WILLIAMS. 



Elizabeth Williams, dau. of Col. Abraham Williams and Elizabeth 
Boardman, was born at Marlboro Aug. -.'!, 17;i.">. She was married May 



3, 17.")!), to Daniel Pain 



■)n.i 



>f Woodstock and bore liim eight children. 



Ho died Apl. !», 1777, at the early age of 41 years and his widow is said 
to have survived but a lew years. His gravestone stands in the ceme- 
tery in West Woodstock without a mate. The plague of 17(i() brought 
grief to these parents : 

In Memory of Two Daugh" 

Mr* Sarah Mr* Bety 

died March died Jan'' y e 

y«' 6 1766 29 1766 

in y 6 year in y 4 year 

of her age of her age 

These were daughters 

of Mr. Daniel Paine, Jun. & 

Mrs. Elizabeth his wife 











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My Children, 1887. 
RALPH. RUTH. 



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MY ANCESTORS. 

William Ward -was born about 1600. He came to America from 
near Yorkshire, Eng. about 1635 with bis second wife and several 
children. He shared in the division of lands in Sudbury, Mass. in 
1639 ; was made freeman in 1643 ; represented Sudbury in the General 
Court in 1644 and was selectman for several years. On May 14, 1645 
William Ward and two others were appointed ' ' to end small cawses for 
ye towne of Sudbury for ye yeere ensewing, according to order." Ill 
Col. Eec. pg. 12. 

He with twelve others in 1656 petitioned for a new plantation, 
which was granted, and Marlboro was incorporated in 1660. He then 
removed from Sudbury and was chosen deacon of the church when first 
organized in Marlboro, and elected Kepresentative in 1666. In com- 
mon with others he sustained great losses by Indian hostilities; more 
especially in the time of King Phillip's war in 1675-6 when his build- 
ings were fired, his cattle destroyed and his youngest son Eleazer killed. 

The name of his first wife is unknown. She was the mother of the 
first two or three of his children. His second wife Elizabeth survived 
him and died at Marlboro Dec. 9, 1700, aged 87 years. His Will is 
dated Apl. 6, 1686. He died at Marlboro Aug. 10, 1687. 









Children : 






John 


b. 


about 1626, 


d. July 8, 1708, 


m. 


Hannah Jackson, 


Joanna 


b. 


1628, 


d. Dec. 8, 1718, 


in. 


Abraham Williams. 


Obadiah 


b. 


1632, 


d. Jany. 5, 1718, 


m. 


Mary 


Richard 


b. 


" 1635, 


drowned Mch. 31, 
1666, 


m. 


Mary Moore. 


Deborah 


b. 


" 1637, 


d. Aug. 9, 1697, 


m. 


John Johnson. 


Hannah 


b. 


1639, 


d. Nov. 3, 1717, 


m. 


Abraham How. 


William 


b. 


Jany. 22, 1640, 


d. Nov. 25, 1797, 


m. 


Hannah Johnson. 


Samuel 


b. 


Sept. 24, 1641, 


d. 


m. 


Sarah How. 


Elizabeth 


b. 


Apl. 14, 1643, 








Increase 


b. 


Feby. 22, 1644, 


d. Aug. 4, 1690, 


m. 


Record 


Hopestill 


b. 


Feby. 24, 1646, 


d. Dec. 23, 1718, 


m. 


James Wood. 


Mary 


b. 


about 1647, 


d. June 10, 170:> 


m. 


Daniel Stone. 


Eleazer 


b. 


1649, 


killed Apl., 1676, 


m. 


Hannah Rice. 


Bethiah 


b. 


" 1658, 


d. Dec. 8, 1721, 


m. 


Daniel Rice. 



Joanna Ward, dau. of Dea. William Ward, was born in England 
about 1628. She came to Sudbury with her father and there married 
Abraham Williams about 1659. She removed to Cambridge and then 
to Marlboro with her husband about 1665 and died there Dec. 8, 1718, 



aged 90. 



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LA R KIN. 

Edwabd Labkin settled iii Charlestown in L638 and was admitted 
to the first church .fifly 23, L639, and was made freeman May L3, Kiln. 
He was a wheel maker. He was a member of the Ancient and Honor 
able Artillery Co. in L644. He died in L651, leaving a will dated jf3y" 
If), 1651, in which lie remembers Ins wife, five children and one to be 
born. His estate consisted of his bouse, a marsh hay lot, two acres 
planted on the Mystic side and valued at £123. His widow Joanna mar 
ried John Penticost. 

( Ihildren : 
maw whxwk 

John b. Jfttty. 10. li;4(i, il. TriTT, small pox. m. Johanna Hale. 

Elizabeth l». .f+fty 5, 1641, m. John Newton, 1666. 

Hannah b. .hm\\ Hi. L643, in. John Newell, 1(j64. 

Thomas b. -wU is. 1644, m. Hannah Remington. 

Sarah b. Jm+y. 12, 1 < 147. in. John Wheeler, 1663. 

Joanna b. IW5 m. Moses Newton. lOcJil^to"? 

Thomas Labkin, son of Edward and Joanna Larkin, was horn in 
Charlestown J?tS. T 18, 1(144. He married Sept. 13, 1666, Hannah, dan. of 
John and Elizabeth Remington, who died Nov. 8, 1673. He mar- 
ried second, Elizabeth Dowse, Apl. IS, Ki74. He died Dec. Id, 
1677 of small pox. The inventory dated Dec. 11, 1(177, shows a house, 
also one hay lot and common in reversion after the lives of John and 
Joanna Penticost. Estate debtor for land house stands on £125. 

Children : 

Hannah b. -Inly 15, liliiT, in. William Johnson. 

Thomas b. Nov. 24. 1669. 

Elizabeth b. ab. 1671, m. William Williams. 

Sarah b. Oct. 28, 1(17:;. 



Thomas b. Meh. Hi, d. Mch. 20. 1676. 

Thomas b. Sept. 4. 1(177. 

Elizabeth Labkin, dan. of Thomas Larkin and Hannah Reming- 
ton, was born in Charlestown about 1671. She married, about 1691, 
William Williams of Marlboro and bore him two sons. 



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MY ANCESTORS. 




My (Step) Grandmother, 
LUCY SMITH PAINE. 



My Aunt, 
ELLEN PAINE CARPENTER. 



John Remington was of Newbury in 1637 and made freeman 1639. 
He removed to Andover, thence to Rowley and to Roxbury where he 
died June 8, 1667. His wife Elizabeth died Oct. 24, 1658,* at Rowley 
where all the children were born except the first two. He was a Lieut, 
of militia in 1647. He m. 2nd Rhoda 



Children : 

John 

Thomas 

Jonathan b. 12 Feby. 1639-40, A. 21 Apl., 1700 

Daniel b. Oct. 2, 1641. 

Hannah b. June 19, 1643, 

Elizabeth b. Apl. 5, 1645, 

Elizabeth b. 1648, 

Mary b. Mar. 31, 1653, 



m. Abigail 

m. Mehetabel Walker. 

in. Martha Belcher. 

d. Nov. 8, 1673, m. Thomas Larkin. 
d. Mar. 16, 1646. 

m. John Stedman, 2d, Samuel Gibson, 
d. Mar., 1653-4. 



Hannah Remington, dau. of John and Elizabeth Remington, was 
born in Rowley, Mass., June 19, 1643, and married Sept. 13, 1666, 
Thomas Larkin of Charlestown and bore him four children and died 
Nov. 8, 1673, eleven days after the birth of her last child. 



IK) KM). MAX. 

William Bordman, or Hoardman, was born in England aboul L614. 
He came 1»> America in 1638 with his mother Rebecca and his step father 
Stephen Daye. In L656 he owned and occupied the estate at the easter- 
ly cornci- of Harvard Square and Dunster St., Cambridge. At the 
death of Daye in L668 he came into possession of the opposite corner, 
to which his son Aaron added the adjoining land extending to Brighton 
St. These estates remained in the family for about a hundred and 
fifty years. lie was a tailor and was early appointed Steward and 
Cook of Harvard College. He resigned as Steward in 1667 but retained 
the office of Cook until his death on Mar. 25, L685. In noticing his 
death Judge Sewall styles him "Major Bordman." He married 
Frances aboul 1 (>.'!!'. 

Children : 

Moses />. ali. 1H40. 

Rebecca b. Nov. 1. Iti4:-S. m. John Palfrey, 1664. 

Andrew li. 1ii4ti. d. July 15, 1687, m. Ruth Bull. 

Their dau. Ruth m. Rev. Benj. Wadsworth, Pres. of 

Harvard College, Dec 30, 1696. 
Aaron b. 1649, d. dairy. 15, i702-3, m. Mary 

Frances l>. 1650, d. Sept. Hi, 1718, uniu. 

Martha b. 1653, d. Peby. 9, 1692, m. Daniel Epes. 

Mary l>. Mar. II, Hi:).").!;. 

William b. Dec. <i. 1657, d. Mar. 14. 1695-6, 
Elizabeth b. Aug. 17, 1660, d. Nov. 15, 1714, m. John Cooper, 1686. 



Aaron Bordman, son of William and Frances Bordman, was born 
in Cambridge in 1649. He was locksmith and was appointed to take 
charge of the College Clock and also to serve as College Smith in 1675 
and succeeded his brother Andrew as College Cook and Stew aid in 
1687. He made large additions to the estate inherited from his father 
and died Jany l.">, 1702-3. His widow Mary was living in 1717. 

Children : 

Mary b. Apl. 1. 1(174. d. dun.- 20, 1674. 

Moses b. Peby. 17, lb'7.")-6, d. Jany. 21. 1750-1, m. Abigail Hastings. 

Mary b. Mar. !), 1678-9, d. Apl. 1."). 1679, 

Andrew b. June 21. 1681. 

Martha b. Nov. 9, 1683, m. Stephen Willis. 

Aaron b. Apl. 18, 1686, d. Jany. 24. 1718-!), in. Elizabeth Parker. 

Mary b. May G, 1689, m. Ebenezer Dorr. 

Moses Bordman, son of Aaron and Mary Bordman, was born in 
Cambridge Feby 17, 1675J5. He was a tanner and lived on the easterly 
side of North Av. Cambridge, near the Common. He was a Captain in 
the militia and an active, energetic man. He was Assessor four times 
and Selectman for eighteen years between 1713 and 1736 and on various 
important committees. He married June 25, 17(10, Abigail, dau. of 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

Dea. Walter Hastings and died Jany 21, 1750-1. His widow died the 
following year. 

Children : 






Moses b. June 2, 1703. 

Elizabeth b. Aug. 19, 1704, 

Abigail b. July 5, 1706, 

Aaron b. Sept. 8, 1707, 

William b. Apl. 30, 1711, 

Mary b. Aug. 10, 1713, 

Martha b. July 25, 1715, 

Aaron bap. Mar. 9, 1717-8. 

Walter bap. Mar. 15, 1718-9 



d. Aug. 9, 1775, m. Abraham Williams. 

m. John Colson, 1731. 
d. young, 
d. Aug. 10, 1715. 

m. Josiah Stearnes, 1752. 

m. John Williams, 1740. 
d. young. 






Andrew bap. Feby. 20, 1720-1, grad. H. C. a Rev. d. small pox 1776. 
William mentioned in will and division of estate. 

Elizabeth Boedman, dau. of Capt. Moses Bordman and Abigail 
Hastings, was born in Cambridge Aug. 19, 1704. She married Nov. 5, 
1730, Col. Abraham Williams of Marlboro and bore him twelve children 
and died Augt. ye 9th 1775, in ye 71st year of her age. 




My Children, 1896. 
OLIVE. NORMAN. 



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HASTINGS. 

Johs Hastings was a freeman in 1643 residing al Braintree. Ahoul 
1(if>4 he removed to Cambridge where he boughl the residence of 
Thomas Brigham Mar. 5, L 654, on the corner of Brattle and Ash Streets. 
He was a tanner. His wife died at Braintree and he married Ann, the 
widow of John Meane of Cambridge. His two suns married her two 
daughters. He died Dec. 2, 1(>7>7, leaving lour children by his first wife 
and his widow Ann who died Mar. 25, 1666. 

Children : 

Walter b. ab. 1631, d. Aug. 5, 1705, m. Sarah Meane, 2d Eliza- 
beth Bright, 3d Eliza- 
beth Clark. 

Samuel b. ah. 1634, d. Feby. 14. 1704-."). m . Mary Mean.'. 

John b. ah. 1637. d. ah. 1720, m. Hannah Moore, '2nd 

Lydia Champney, 3rd 
Rebecca Eaton. 

Elizabeth b. ah. 1640, m. William Buttrick, 2nd 

Billings. 

Walter Hastings, son of John Hastings was born in England 
about 1631. He was by trade a tanner and the owner of much land. 
He resided on the Meane homestead, corner of Holmes Place and North 
Avenue in Cambridge and filled the office of Selectman for twenty years 
and Assessor for five vears. He was deacon as earlv as 1681. He mar- 
ried Sarah, dan. of John Meane Apl. 10, 1655. She died Any. 27, 1673. 
aged 34 ami lie married Elizabeth, dan. of Dea. Henry Bright of Water- 
town July 23, 1674. She died July 2.'!. 1702, aged 56 and lie married 
Elizabeth Cook, widow of Elder Jonas Clark, Jany 7, 1702-3. He died 
Any. 5, 1705 aged 74. 

Children : 

Sarah b. June 3, 1656, d. June 1(1. 1663. 

John 1). Dee. 2, 1660, d. before 1705, grad. H. C. 1681. 

Walter h. Nov. 29, 1662, died vounff. 

Walter b. Nov. 26. 1663. d. Sept. 19, 1673. 

Sarah b. Dec. 9, 1664, d. Jany. 16, 1664-5. 

Hannah b. Jany. 9. 1665-6. m. Samuel Cooper. 

Elizabeth b. Feby. 19, 1666-7. d. May 3. 1669. 

Nathaniel b. Apl. 12, 1669, d. Sept. If), 1669. 

Jonathan b. .Inly 15, 1672. d. ah. 1742, m. Sarah Sharp. 

Elizabeth b. July 3, 1675, d. July 12, 1675. 

Abigail b. Feby. 16. 1676-7. d. Oct., 1752, m. Moses Bordman. 

Walter b. Apl. 10, 1679, d. Sept. 25, 1699. 

Abigail Hastings, dan. of Dea. Walter Hastings and Elizabeth 
Bright, was born in Cambridge Feby 16, 167(5-7. She was married July 
25, 1700, to Capt. Moses Bordman and bore him eleven children and 
died Oct. 1752 aged 75 years 8 months. 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

Henry Beight was baptised at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk Co. 
Eng. Dec. 29, 1602. He was son of Henry Bright, (1560-1609) who 
was son of Thomas Bright, (1534-1587) who was son of Walter Bright 
(1500-1551). He came to America about 1630 and was the forty eighth 
subscriber to the covenant of the Charlestown Church in Aug. 1630, but 
left there the same year with many more and appears next in Water- 
town where he married Ann, dau. of Henry and Ann Goldstone about 
1634. He was a man of good estate and left his native land for the 
sake of his principles rather than from base respects of property. He 
was selectman in 1639 and many times afterwards. 

In 1640 he was appointed by the General Court to be Surveyor of 
Arms in Watertown, and was chosen a member of the Court of As- 
sistants in 1684. He received, July 20, 1659, £200 from the estate of 
his sister Elizabeth Dell of London. She also gave £10 to each of his 
seven children. He is called Sergeant in the records until 1664 after 
which he is called Deacon. He died Oct. 9, 1686, from an accident 
received Oct. 7, 1686, while carrying home chairs which had been used 
at the ordination of the Rev. John Bailey. Judge Sewall writes : " 1 fi«6 
Thorsday Oct 1 '. 7 Deacon Bright carrying home chairs &c used at Mr. 
Baylys, is hurt by his Cart none seeing, so that he dyes Oct r 9 Satter- 
day. It seems he was the only Officer left in that church. Several of 
his Ribs broken. ' ' 

In his will dated Jany 25, 1680, and Codicil dated Oct. 
25, 1685, he leaves his silver tankard to his eldest son 
John and to son Nathaniel "50 shils. in money to purchase 
him a piece of plate. ' ' He gives a silver spoon to dau. Anna and another 
to dau. Eliza and ten shils. in money to each of the others "to buy 
silver spoons." Twenty pounds apiece in corn and cattle he gives to 
his five daus. Anna Ruggles, Eliza Hastings, Mary Coolidge, Abigail 
Audley and Beriah Fowle. Among other lands mentioned are two 
hundred acres "sometime my father Goldstone 's." It is signed "Hen- 
rie Bright" and was proved in Boston Nov. 13, 1686. 









Children : 


Anna 


b. 


ab. 1635. 


d. young'. 


Abigail 






m. Elisha Odlin or Audley 


Mary 






m. Nathaniel Coolidge. 


John 


b. 


ab. 1639, 


in. Mary Barsham. 


Anna 






m. Samuel Ruggles. 


Elizabeth 


b. 


1645. 


in. Walter Hastings. 


Nathaniel 


b. 


1647, 


in. Mary Coolidge. 


Beriah 


b. 


1651, 


in. Isaac Fowle. 



Elizabeth Bright, dau. of Henry Bright and Anne Goldstone, was 
born in Watertown about 1645. She was married July 5, 1674, to Dea. 
Walter Hastings of Cambridge and bore him twelve children, and died 
July 23, 1702. 



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GOLDSTONE. 

Henry Goldstone was the sixth child of Sir William Goldstone, 
Vicar of Bedingfield, Suffolk Co. Eng. who was son of Roman Gold- 
stone. He was baptized at Wickham Skeith, July 17, L591, and came 
to New England from [pswich the last of April, L634on the "Elizabeth" 

William Andrews, master, at that time aged 4."> with his wife Anne 
aged 4:!, dans. Anne IS and Mary lf>, and settled in Watertown. He was 
of infirm health so as to lie excused from training Nov. U>.">4 and died 
duly 25, 1638, leaving a good estate. Inventory £188:0:11, and eleven 
parcels of land, :!">,"> acres. 

His widow married .John George whom she survived, and died 
Apl. 2(i, 1670, aged 7!». The dau. Mary was baptized .Inly 26, L620, and 
m. Joshua Hewes of Roxbury, Oct. 8, 1<>;!4. 

Ann Goldstone, dau. of Henry and Anne Goldstone, was baptized 
at Wickham Skeith May lb', 1615. She was married in Watertown 




My Children, 1896. 
MERLIN. RUTH. 



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MY ANCESTORS. 

about 1634 to Dea. Henry Bright and bore him eight children. She 
died before 1680 as she is not named in her husband's will. 

Humphrey Tiffany came to America about 1660. The records of 
Rehoboth show — Jany 22, 1663 "Humphrey Tiffany permitted to be 
a sojourner and to buy or to hire." He lived in Swansea in 1683. Very 
little is recorded concerning him. 

Samuel Sewall writes in his Diary. Wednesday P. M. July 15, 
1685, 

"Very dark and great Thunder and Lightning. One Humphrey Tiffany 
and Frances Low. daughter of Anthony Low, are slain with the Lightning and 
Thunder about a mile or a mile and a half beyond Billingses Farm, the Horse 
also slain that they rode on, and another horse in Company slain and his rider 
who held the garment on the Maid to steady it at the time of the Stroke, a 
coat or cloak, stounded but not killed. Were coming to Boston. Anthony 
Low being in Town the Sad Bill was put up with (regards) of that Solemn 
judgment of God. Fast day Forenoon July 15, 1685, 2 persons, 2 horses." 

On Oct. 27, 1685 at a General Court at Plymouth, Gov. Thomas 
Hinckley granted administration to Elizabeth, the relict of Humphrey 
Tiffany, deceased. 

Children : 

Ebenezer b. 1663,' d. Feby. 10. 1747, m. Elizabeth. 

James b. d. July 1732, m. Bethia 

Thomas b. ab. 1665, m. Hannah ab. 1689. 

Consider b. ab. 1670, d. m. Abigail Niles. 

Ephraim b. ab. 1675, m. Leshia, had : Samuel b. Apl. 7, 1701, 

Consider b. Apl. 28, 1703, 
Humphrey b. Feby. 7, 1706. 

Hezekiah the son of Humphrey Tiffany and of Elizabeth his wife was 
drowned in Swanzey River on the 4th of December near night Anno 1685. 
Sarah b. July 6, 1683. 

Consider Tiffany, son of Humphrey and Elizabeth Tiffany was 
born probably in Rehoboth about 1670. He married Abigail Niles Aug. 
27, 1696, and lived in NeAv Shoreham, R. I. where his children's births 
are recorded. The History of the Tiffany family is quite incorrect in 
respect to this man and the children named on page 140 of the History, 
are probably the children of his brother Ephraim 's son Consider who 
was born Apl. 28, 1703, at New Shoreham. 

Children : 
Elizabeth b. about 1697. 

Sarah b. Mar. 5. 1699, d. Feby. 9, 1774, m. Ebenezer Smith. 

Nathan b. June 14, 1701. 

Sarah Tiffany, dau. of Consider Tiffany and Abigail Niles, was 
born at New Shoreham, R. I. Mar. 5, 1699. She married Ebenezer 
Smith of Barrington, R. I. about 1719 and with him moved to W. Wood- 
stock about 1730. She died Feby. 9, 1774 and is buried beside her hus- 
band in Bungee Hill Cemetery. The ages given on both the grave 

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TIFFANY. 

stones are several years too Large, perhaps, because too many years 
were allowed \>< pass before the stones were erected. 



In memory of 

Mr. Ebenezer Smith 

who died 

May 3 d 1777 

in the 87th year 

of his age. 



In Memory of Mrs. 
Sarah Smith wife of 
Mr. Ebenezer Smith 
who died Feb J 
9th 1774 in y 
81st year of 
her age. 





I&l/. 



My Father's Brother. 
DR. ALBERT PAINE. 



My Father's Brother, 
DR. SAMUEL C. PAINE. 



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MY ANCESTORS. 

Benjamin Child was born in England, at or near Bury St. 
Edmunds about 1625 and came to America probably with his uncle 
Ephraim Child in 1630. He married about 1650 Mary, dau. of Griffith 
Bowen and Margaret Fleming and settled in Boxbury. He was one 
of thirty persons who gave £104 for building the first church erected in 
Boxbury. He was chosen constable for Muddy Biver in 1660. He died 
in Boxbury Oct. 14, 1678. Inventory dated Oct. 24, 1678, £506 :19 :00. 



Children : 
Ephraim b. 1654, Killed in Philip's War, Sept. 23, 1675. 



Benjamin b. 1656, 

Joshua b. 1658, 

Mary b. Aug. 8, 1660, 

An infant b. 1662 

Elizabeth b. Dec. 2, 1663, 

Margaret b. Dec. 21, 1665, 

John b. Jany. 8, 1667. 

Mehitable b. June 29, 1669. 

John b. Aug. 1, 1671, 

Joseph b. June 1. 1674, 

Joseph b. Dec. 10, 1678, 



d. Jany. 24. 1724. 
d. Jany. 18, 1729, 



July 15, 1742. 
young. 



d. 1764 
d. young. 
d. youns*. 



m. Grace Morris, 
m. Elizabeth Morris, 
m. Jacob Chamberlain. 



m. Samuel Perrin. 
m. Elizabeth 



Benjamin Child, son of Benjamin Child and Mary Bowen was 
born in Boxbury in 1656. He married March 7, 1683, Grace, dau. of 
Edward Morris and Grace Bett. He remained upon the homestead and 
bought the interest of the other seven heirs, by deed dated May 15, 1699, 
for £39 :5 :8 to each, payable six months after the decease of their 
mother with interest at five per centum per aim. He died Jany 24, 
1724. 



Ephraim 

Benjamin 

Edward 

Grace 

Mary 

Ebenezer 

Mehitable 

William 

Penuel 

Richard 

Thomas 

Margaret 



b. Dec. 18, 1683, 

b. July 19, 1685, 

b. Nov. 1, 1687, 

b. Oct. 27, 1689, 

b. Oct. 25, 1691, 

b. Sept. 7, 1692, 

b. Jany. 5, 1695. 

b. Oct. 14, 1697, 

b. Sept. 3, 1699, 

b. Oct, 22, 1701, 

b. Nov. 10, 1703, 

b. May 26, 1706. 



Child 


ren : 








d. 


Nov. 22, 


1759. 


m. 


Priscilla Harris. 


d. 


July 25, 


1771, 


m. 
m. 
in. 
m. 


Patience Thayer. 
Margaret Weld. 
Timothv Walker. 
Peter Walker. 


d. 


1773, 




m. 


Elizabeth Bacon. 


d. 


Apl. 15, 


1770, 


m. 


Deborah Goddard 


d. 


Oct. 24, 


1760, 


m. 


Dorothy Dwight 


d. 


May 18, 


1759. 






d. 


July 19, 


1762, 


m. 


Anna Morris. 



Joshua Child, son of Benjamin Child and Mary Bowen, was born 
in Boxbury in 1658 and baptized by the "Apostle" Eliot June 20, 
1658. He married May 9, 1685, Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Morris 
and Grace Bett and resided near the homestead in Brookline. He held 
many toAvn offices. He was surveyor in 1691 and 5, 1701 and 2, Con- 



66 



(INLI). 

stable in L697 and L707 and fence viewer in L699. He died Jany L8, 
17'_'H. having Keen for some time totally blind. 

Children : 

Joshua b. June 20, L687, m. Deborah Weld. 

Isaac b. Dec 20, 1688, in. Sarah Newell, 

2nd, Elizabeth Weld. 

Elizabeth b. July 20, 1691, m. John May. 

Mehitable b. Oct. 27, 1693, 

Joseph b. Jany. 7, KJflli. m. Abigail Bridges, 

Abigail b. Meh. 1~>. 1698, m. James Draper. 

Ann b. Apl. 8, 1700. m. Joshua Murdock. 

Dorothy b. May 5, 1701, m. Ebenezer Draper. 

Prudence b. July 22, 1703. 

Samuel I). New 7. 1705, d. young. 

Samuel b. Feb. 4. 1707. 

Caleb b. Sept. lii. 1 7( *'). m. Rebecca Dana. 

John Child, son of Benjamin Child and Mary Bowen, was born 

in Roxbury Aug. 1, 1671. He married 1696 Elizabeth 

and removed to Woodstock in l(i!)!i where he died in 17<>4. 

Children : 

John b. aboul 1697, m. Abigail Aspinwall. 

Nathaniel b. Sept. 3, 1(>!)9, m. Dorothy Johnson. 

Samuel b. Sept. 25, 1700, d. young. 

Samuel b. Jany. 27. 1702, in. Keziah Hutchins. 

Jacob b. Apl. IS, 1703, in. Dorcas Ainsworth. 

Josiah 1). Oct. 11, 1705, d. young. 

Elizabeth b. Sept. Id. 1708, m. John Chamberlain 

Hannah b. Nov. 12, 1709, 

Abigail b. May 17. 1711, d. June 19, 1790. 

Martha ) , , 1M ,_,., d. (June 20, 1712. 

,, ; b. June 10, 1/12. , ; T ,» ,-,,. 

Mary ) d. (June 10, 1 1 12. 

John Child, son of John Child and Elizabeth was born in Rox- 
bury 1697 and removed with his parents to Woodstock the next year. 
He married Dec. 7, 1721 Abigail dan. of Nathaniel Aspinwall and 
Abigail Bowen. 

Children : 

Dorothy b. Oct. 6, 1722. d. .Meh. 4, 1804, m. Ebenezer Smith. 

2nd, Dea. Thomas Davis. 
April •"), 1805,m. Jedidiah Morse, 
m. Priscilla Morse, 

2nd, Abigail Johnson, 
in. Nathan Ainsworth. 
in. Sybil Bugbee. 
m. Abigail Bowen. 



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Sarah 


b. 


May 12, 1724, 


Abijah 


b. 


Sept. 17. 172li. 


Abigail 


b. 


Jany. 1. 1728, 


John 


b. 


Aug. 8, 1733, 


Shubael 


b. 


An-. 13, 1735, 


Benaiah 


1). 


Apl. 17. 1740. 


Hannah 


b. 


Oct. 3. 1742. 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Dorothy Child, dau. of Jolin Child and Abigail Aspinwall was 
born in West Woodstock, Oct. 6, 1722. She was married May 19, 1743, 
to Ebenezer Smith, and bore him thirteen children. 

Among her descendants now living who bear her name are Dor- 
othy Paine, Dorothy Daniels, Dorothy Wright and Dorothy Norton. 

After his death in 1767 she married Sept. 26, 1773, Dea. Thomas 
Davis of Oxford. She is buried at West Woodstock beside her first 
husband. Their tombstones are thus inscribed: 



In memory of Mrs. 
Dorothy Davis late 
relict of Deac. Thomas 
Davis of Oxford and 
former relict of Ebene- 
zer Smith Esq. who died 
March 4th 1804 in 
ye 82 d year of her age. 



Sept' y 9th 1767 
Departed this life 
Ebenezer Smith 
Esq r in y e 46th 
year of his Age 
Death is a Debt 
To Nature due 
which I have paid 
& so must you. 



The tragic story of one sad week is told on four little gravestones 



standing near 



Here lies Esther 
Daugh r of Ebenezer 
Smith Jun r Esq r & 
Mrs. Dorothy his 
wife. She died 
April 19, 1766 
Age 3 years. 



Here lies Rachel 
Daugh r of Ebe 
nezer Smith Jun r 
Esq r & Mrs. Dorothy 
his wife. She died 
Ap r y 21, 1766 
Age 6 years. 



Here lies Doro 
thy Smith Daugh r 
of Ebenez r Smith 
Ju" r Esq r & Mrs. Doro 
thy his wife. She 
died April y e 22 d 
1766 in y 11th year 
of her age. 



Here lies Eliza 
beth Daugh r of 
Ebenezer Smith 
Jun r Esq r & Mrs. 
Dorothy his wife. 
She died Apr. y e 
25th 1766. Age 
7 years. 



Sarah Child, dau. of John Child and Abigail Aspinwall was born 
in Woodstock May 12, 1721. She married Feby. 19, 1747, Jedidiah 
Morse, bore him ten children and died April 5, 1805. Writing of her 
in 1810 her husband says : 

"Who has more reason to be thankful than I have for His giving me so 
good and agreeable a companion in early life and during that long 

period of more than 58 years there were no contentions or differences between 
us * * * no acts of unkindness to reproach ourselves with on either side 
* * *. Surely we have more reason to give glory to God and be thankful 
for what was virtuous, excellent and lovely in my departed friend and consort, 
and the pleasure, comfort and satisfaction we so long enjoj^ed with each 
other." 

They rest on Woodstock Hill. 



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child. 



Jedidiah Morse, Esq. 
Died 
Dec 28 1819 
Ae94 
He sustained various offices 
in the Church, Town and State, 
the duties of which he fulfilled 
with fidelity and acceptance. 
He was distinguished for his 
piety, his amiable disposition, 
his hospitality, his sympathy 
for the afflicted, his benevolence 
to the poor & his love of peace. 
During 1 a long - and unblemished 
life he was honored and beloved 
and here rests in hope of a 
triumphant resurrection. 



William Child, son of Benjamin Child and Grace Morris was 
born in Roxbury Oct. 14, 1(i!i7. He married in 1723 Deborah dan. of 
Joseph Goddard and Deborah Treadway. He early removed to Wood- 
stock and there held the office of leather sealer. He died Apl. 15, 1770, 
and lies buried in East Woodstock-. 



In memory of 
Mrs. Sarah Morse 

consort of 
Jedidiah Morse, Esq. 
who died April 5th, 1805 

Aged near 81 years 
Her mind was tranquil 
and serene 
No terrors in her looks 
were seen 
Her Savior's smile 

dispel 'd the gloom 
And smoothed her passage 
to the tomb. 



Zerviah 


li. 


1725, 


William 


h. 


June, 1727. 


Lucy 


b. 


Sept, 30. 1729 


Jonathan 


b. 


Dee. 17, 1731, 



Children : 

(I. Sept. 18. 17-15 in her 21st year. 

,1. Peby. 21, 1733-4. 

d. Dee. 17, 1790, in. Thomas May. 

d. Apl. 5, 1S14. in. Dinah Bacon. 

A William Child married Mary Shafter May 28, L765. 
Win. Child & wife were recommended by the 2nd Ch. of Roxbury 
and were received Oct. 2, 17.'!7. 

Lucy Child, dan. of William Child and Deborah Goddard was 
born in Woodstock Sept. 30, 1729, and baptized Oct. 12, 172!». She mar- 
ried Thomas May Apl. 26, 175.'!, and died Dec. 17, 1790. She bore him 
eight children. She lies buried beside her husband in East Wood- 
stock. 



In Memory of 

M r Thomas May 

who died August 7th 1803 

Aetatis 80 
His mind was tranquil & serene 
No terrors in his looks were seen 
His Savior's smile dispelled the gloom 
And smooth* 1 the passage to the tomb. 



In memory of 

Mrs. Lucy May 
Consort of M r Thomas May 
who departed this life 
Dec r 17th 1790 in the 62" 

year of her age 
The sweet remembrance of 

the Just 
Shall flourish when they 

sleep in dust. 



69 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Elizabeth Child, dau. of Joshua Child and Elizabeth Morris was 
born in Brookline July 20, 1691. She married Dee. 18, 1711, John May, 
the fourth, of Eoxbury and with him came to Woodstock. She bore 
him twelve children. His gravestone stands alone in the cemetery in 
East Woodstock. 





My Father's Brother, 
GEORGE A. PAINE. 



My Father's Brother, 
WILLIAM PAINE. 



70 



BOWEN. 

Griffith Bowen, sou of Francis Bowen and Ellen Franklin, was 
born about L590, probably at Slade or Burryhead in the County of 
Glamorgan, Wales. He was a man of sonic importance, descended 
through the Bowen 's of Slade from Beli Mawr King of Britian in the 
year:).") B. C. In the Uth year of Charles 1 (1638) he sold his estates 
in Wales. He is described in the deeds as of Oxwich in the County 
of Glamorgan, Gentleman. In 1640 he gave a bond in which he is de- 
scribed as "late of Langenith," otherwise Llangenydd. With his wife 
Margaret; daughter of Henry Fleming of Llanrhidian, and six children 
he left Wales and arrived in Boston in 1638. His first appearance is in 
the records of the first Church in Boston: "Taken in for members of 
ye congregation the 6th of ye same 12th month (1638) Griffyn Bowen 
& his wife Margarett." He received a great Lott at Muddy River 
March 25, 1639. Was made freeman May 22, L639. Was one of the 
jury Oct. 3, 1639. In L649 he sailed for Great Britian with his wife and 
several of his children. His later years were clouded with monetary 
difficulties, imprisonment and litigation with his eldest son and others. 
The time and place of his death are not certainly known. No adminis- 
tration of his estate has been found in Great Britian, but letters were 
granted to his son Henry in Boston Apl. 17, lbTti. His estate in Suf- 
folk Co. was appraised at £535 by William Davis and Edward Morris. 
Among the credits of the estate were one yeares rent paid by Benjamin 
Childe and one yeares rent paid by Joshua Childe. His estate was 
divided and settled Feby 21. 1683. 

Children : 

Margaret in. John Weld. 

Francis no descendants. 

William a mariner, captured by the Turks. 

Mary m. Benjamin Child of Roxbury. 

Henry b. in Wales about l(v!4. in. Elizabeth Johnson. 

Elizabeth in. Isaac Addington. 

Esther bapt. L638. 

Abigail bapt. 1641. 

Peniel bapt. 1644. 

Beriah bapt. 1H47. 

Mary Bowen, dau. of Griffith Bowen and Margaret Fleming-, was 
born in Wales about 1632. She was married about 1652 to Benjamin 
Child of Roxbury and died Oct. 31, 1707. She received a share of her 
father's estate as set off to her Feby 21, 1(iS:!-4 by the committee of 
which John Bowles was one. The Roxbury records for 1707 show: 
"The widow Mary Child dyed the last day of October at night." 

Henry Bowen, son of Griffith Bowen and Margaret Fleming, was 
born in Wales about 1633-4. He lived in Boston and Roxbury. He 
married Dec. 20, 1658, Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Isaac and Elizabeth 
(Porter) Johnson of Roxbury. Capt. Isaac Johnson, William Lyon 
and Henry Bowen May 12, 1662, agreed with the Selectmen of Roxbury 
that for £3,10s and for 12 days of highway work to repair the highway 
to Dedhani for 3 years. Henry Bowen was chosen a Selectman in 1671-2, 

71 



MY ANCESTORS. 



1679 and 1691-2. He was ensign in Capt. Johnsons 4th Company, the 
Mass. Regiment as organized for the Avar against the Narragansett 
Indians and mustered into service at Pettesquamscott and took part in 
the attack on the Great Swamp Fort Dec. 19, 1675. 

He was one of the first settlers of New Roxbury alias Wapaquasset. 
in Aug. 1686, and drew for his home lot No. 5 containing 15 acres on 
Plaine Hill. Judge Samuel Sewall wrote in his diary : ' ' March 18, 1689 : 
I gave New Roxbury the name of Woodstock because of its nearness to 
Oxford. ' ' He returned to Roxbury after one year and again to Wood- 



stock about 1707 where he died March 13, 
age." He lies buried on Woodstock Hill. 



'in ye 90th year of his 



Children : 

Henry b. Oct, 13, 1659. 

Elizabeth b. Jany. 26, 1660-1, 

John b. Sept. 1, 1662, 

An infant d. 1664. 

Margaret bapt. Mav 28, 1665, d. Sept., 1665. 

Maria b. Sept. 12, 1666. 

Margaret b. Jany. 26, 1667, 

Abigail bapt. Aug. 21, 1670, 

Penuel b. Mch. 8, 1671-2. 

Hester b. March 8, 1675. 

Isaac 



m. Edward Morris, 
m. Hannah Brewer. 



m. Joseph Bacon. 

m. Nathaniel Aspinwall. 



b. April 20, 1676, d. Jany. 1, 1726. m. Hannah Winchester. 



Abigail Bowex, dau. of Lieut. Henry Bowen and Elizabeth John- 
son, was born in Roxbury and bapt. Aug. 21, 1670. She was married 
Nov. 11, 1698, by Rev. Nehemiah Walter to Nathaniel Aspinwall of 
Woodstock, and died Apl. 16, 1736, having borne him five children. 

Isaac Bowen, son of Lieut. Henry Bowen and Elizabeth John- 
son, was born in Roxbury Apl. 20, 1676. He married about 1698 Han 
nah, daughter of Josiah and Mary Winchester. He moved to Framing- 
ham July 11, 1698, and was one of the 18 original members of the first 
church in Farmingham. He returned to Roxbury in 1702. He was 
elected Fence viewer March 6, 1703-4 and Surveyor of Highways March 
3, 1706-7, and again elected to those offices March 4, 1716-17 and March 
5, 1721-2. Hannah Bowen died Nov. 22, 1717. Isaac Bowen married, 
second, Apl. 15, 1720, Elizabeth, dau. of Lieut. Benjamin and Anne 
Tucker of Roxbury. He sold several pieces of land June 18, 1724, and 
moved to Stoughton where he died Jany. 1, 1726-7. His estate was 
prized at £760. 



Children of Isaac and Hannah Bowen : 



Henry 


b. March 30, 1700, d. 


Jany. 1, 1758, m. Margaret Davis. 


Hannah 


b. Oct. 25, 1702, 


m. John Chamberliu. 


Mary 


b. Dec. 13, 1704, 


m. Capt. Thomas Clark. 


Isaac 


b. July 29, 1707, d. 


Jany. 22, 1717-8. 


Sarah 


b. Sept. 22, 1709, d. 


Aug. 20, 1716. 


Josiah 


b. Nov. 1, 1711. 




Penuel 


b. March 29, 1715. 




Sarah 


b. Apl. 23, 1717. 





72 



[{OWEN. 

Children of [saac and Elizabeth Bowen: 

Benjamin b. March 6, 1721. d. Dec 1, 1721. 

Elizabeth b. Sept. 19, 1722, m. Barker. 

lli'.Miv Bowen, son of Isaac Bowen ami Hannah Winchester, was 
horn in Framingham, March .'!(), L700, ami was married in Woodstock 
May H), 1721, hy Rev. Josiah Dwighl in Margaret, dau. of Matthew 
Davis ami Margarel Corbin. He was a fanner ami a weaver ami very 
prominenl in town ami church affairs. He was chosen Bog Reeve in 
1724-5 and reelected the next year. He was chosen Constable in L730-1, 
Tything-man in 17.">2-.'!, Surveyor in L735-6, Town Clerk and Selectman 
Oct. 4, 1743, and reelected to both offices yearly until 177)1) and a year 
later had the office also of Town Treasurer. He served as Clerk of the 
Church. He acted as one of the Church Society's Committee with John 
May and he served on School Committee. He was Justice of the Peace 
in and for the County of Windham in 177)0 and '7)2 to '55. 

With Thomas Chandler he was appointed to go on with the Con- 
necticut movement. It was successful and Woodstock withdrew from 
the Province of Massachusetts Bay and attached herself to the Colony 
of Conn. He was a Representative to the Conn. Legislature in 174!), '50, 
'51, '54. He died Jany. 1, 175S, and is buried on Woodstock Hill. His 
personal estate was prized by Capt. Daniel Paine ami John Chamberlin 
at £136. He devised 95 acres of land. His widow Margaret died Apl. 
14. L762. 







CI 


tildren : 






Silas 


h. Apl. 7, 1722. 










Matthew 


b. Oct. 22, 1724, 




d. Feby. 16. 1806, 


in. 


Mary Dana. 


Hannah 


h. Aug-. 9, 




J. Aug. 21, 1726. 






Isaac 


1). Oct. 4, 1728, 






in. 


.Mary llayncs. 


Margaret 


b. Apl. 12, 1736, 




d. Peby. 13, 1741. 






Hannah 


b. Jany. 27, 




d. Aug. 27. 1730. 






John 


b. May 17, 1742. 






in. 


Dinah Sawyer. 



Matthew Bowen, son of Henry Bowen and Margaret Davis, was 
born in Woodstock Oct. 22, 1724. He was married Oct. 4, 175(1 by his 
father as J. P. to Mary Dana of Pomfret dau. of Isaac Dana and Sarah 
Winchester. They were admitted to the church in Woodstock Nov. 19, 
1752. He was chosen Surveyor in 1754, Collector in 1758, Tything man 
in 175!), Lister in 1761, Grand Juror and Leather sealer in 1763, Con- 
stable in 1766, Auditor in 1771. 

At a town meeting March 17, 177S, Capt. Matthew Bowen, Capt. 
Amos Paine, Mr. Lemuel Child, Mr. Asa Bishop, Mr. Thomas May and 
Mr. Better Child were appointed to procure clothing for the officers and 
soldiers in the Continental Army. He was Captain of militia in Col. 
Chapman's regiment and was mustered into service Aug. 4 and dis- 
charged Sept. 12, 1778. Under command of Brig. Den. John Tyler he 
was engaged in the attempt to dislodge the British from Newport and 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

was present at the battle of Rhode Island Aug. 29, 1778. Under date 
of Oct. 21, 1779, Thomas May and 13 others receipt to Matthew Bowen 
for full pay for service done in the expedition against Rhode Island. 
On Nov. 9, 1779, Daniel Davis, Lieut, gives him a like receipt on behalf 
of the Killingly soldiers. 

Col. Samuel McClellan on June 19, 1780, under order from Gen. 
Douglas appoints Capt. Matthew Bowen and Capt. Amos Paine recruit- 
ing officers for the Continental Army. Capt. Matthew Bowen, Mr. 
Thomas May and Lieut. Richard Peabody were made on Nov. 13, 1780, 
collectors of a tax of six pence on the pound payable in Beef, Pork and 
Flour, and receivers to receive the Salt necessary, to procure casks to 
contain said provisions &c. He was school committee man in 1761 and 
1782 and on the church committee in 1759, '63 and '65. Dea. ( Jedidiah) 
Morse, Dea. Skinner and Capt. (Matthew) Bowen were appointed July 
12, 1779, a committee to prepare and send by Letters Missive for the 
ordination of Mr. (Eliphalet) Lyman as pastor of the church in Wood- 
stock. He was Moderator of the Society in 1780 and 1782. He was a 
farmer, saddler and store-keeper and had a passion for buying and 
selling land. One of his account books shows this interesting item : 



x & 



•'Jedidiah Mors, Esqr. Dr. 
September 5th 1788. To a bridle Sent with Youre 
Sons hors to Niewhaven 0. 5. 6." 

By a fall from his horse at the age of seventy-five he broke his 
thigh. He died Feby. 16, 1806, aged nearly 82, and is buried on Wood- 
stock Hill. His estate was inventoried at $8,944.45, including the 
amounts advanced to his children. Margaret Smith is charged with 
$522.84. 

Children : 

Margaret b. Nov. 14, 1751, m. Ebenezer Smith. 

Mary b. Oct. 22, 1753, m. by Rev. E. Lyman to David Williams. 

Danforth bapt. Oct. 5, 1755. 

Griffith b. June 15, 1757, d. Feby. 18, 1759. scalded. 

Griffith bapt. Jany. 27, 1760, d. 1776 in army. 

William b. Dec. 28, 1763, grandfather of the late Henry C. Bowen. 

Matthew b. Feby. 10, 1769, d. 1787. in his senior year at Yale. 

Hannah b. Apl. 21, 1770, m. John Williams. 

Margaret Bowen, daughter of Matthew Bowen and Mary Dana, 
was born in Woodstock Nov. 14, 1751. She was married July 18, 1772, 
by Rev. A. Leonard to Ebenezer Smith, son of Ebenezer Smith and 
Dorothy Child of West Woodstock, and died Dec. 16, 1831. She lies 
buried in the old cemetery in West Woodstock, having borne eleven 
children. A heavy silver table spoon in possession of Dr. Albert G. 

M B 
Paine is marked to a gift originally from Mary Bowen to 

EMS 
Ebenezer and Margaret Smith. 

74 



BOWEN. 



This monument is 

erected by the friends of 

Ebenezer Smith Esq. 

in testimony of their affectionate 

regard for the virtues of his useful 

public and amiable domestic life. 

He died peacefully in the hope 

of a blessed immortality 

through that Divine Saviour 

of whom he for many years 

professed to be a follower; 

Feb 11 1825 

Aet 77 



This monument 

is also erected by friends of 

Mrs. Margaret Smith 

wife of Ebenezer Smith, Esq. 

in affectionate regard 

to her virtues and 

many parental offices; 

who died in entire trust in 

the merits of her Redeemer 

Dec 16 1831 

A E 80 




BIRTHPLACE OF MY FOUR CHILDREN, 
4224 LANGLEY AVE., CHICAGO. ILLINOIS, 1910. 



75 



MY ANCESTORS. 



Peter Aspinwall came from Toxteth Park near Liverpool about 
1620, and settled in Dorchester where he joined the church. He re- 
moved to Brookline where he purchased 14, 9 mo 1650 with Kobert 
Sharp the large grant of Wm. Colbron, where he erected a homestead 
for himself and five succeeding generations. He was .chosen surveyor 
in 1651 and Constable in 1667. He was appointed on a committee with 
John White Senr. Apl. 24, 1676 for the " preventing^ of excessive drink- 
inge & disorder in private houses" and March 25, 1677-8 "to oversee 
& regulate the ff ences about the comon ffield at Muddy Elver. ' ' 

His first wife — Merril died childless and he married Alice Sharp 
' ' one of our brother Mr. William Tyng 's maid servants ' ' as the record 
of Cotton's Church has notice of her admission 9 Oct. 1642. The same 
record speaks of her 30 Mar. 1645 as "now the wife of one Peter Aspin- 
wall of Dorchester. ' ' She died childless and he married Feby. 12, 1662, 
Remember, dau. of Peter and Edith Palfrey of Reading. 

He died in 1687, leaving a will dated Nov. 29, 1687. His inventory 
is dated 9 Dec. 1687. 

Children : 



Samuel 


b. 


Nov. 4, 1662, 


drowned t~ 


ept. 6. 


, 1727, m. Sarah Stevens. 


Peter 


b. 


June 14. 1664, 








m 


. Elizabeth, widow of 
John Leavens. 


Nathaniel 


b. 


June 5. 1666, 


d. 


May 9, 


1713, 




m. Abigail Bowen. 


Thomas 


b. 


June 21, 1668. 


Killed at Quebec 


Oct 


., 1690. 


Mehitable 


b. 


Sept. 19, 1669, 


d. 


Dec. 19, 


1669. 






Elizabeth 


b. 


Nov. 24, 1671, 










m. Samuel Baker. 


Eleazer 


), 


Nov. 9, 1673, 










(m. Mary 


Joseph 


(m. Hannah Dean. 


Mary 


b. 


Aug'. 4, 1677. 










m. .. Stephens, 
2d Daniel Draper. 


Timothy 


b. 


Apl. 19, 1682. 













Nathaniel Aspinwall, son of Peter Aspinwall and Remember Pal- 
frey, was born in Brookline June 5, 1666. He and his next younger 
brother Thomas, under their neighbor Capt. Andrew Gardner, sailed 
Aug. 9, 1690, in that disastrous expedition of Sir William Phipps, with 
upward of 30 vessels and 2,000 Mass. men, against Quebec. The attack 
began Oct. 8 and continued the two following days when the colonial 
troops retreated with great loss, including Thomas Aspinwall and his 
Captain. The remnant of the army and fleet reached Boston Nov. 19, 
1690. 

Soon after, he removed, as did his brother Peter, to Woodstock 
where he married Nov. 11, 1698 Abigail dau. of Lieut. Henry Bowen and 
Elizaheth Johnson. He was several times chosen Selectman between 
1704 and 1709. He was "a very careful, sober, good Christian, an 
Israelite indeed." He died May 9, 1713, leaving a will dated Feby. 15, 
1712, which was probated in Boston June 4, 1713. 







Children : 




Mehitable 


b. 


Sept. 7, 1699, 


m. Henry Ellithorp 


Abigail 


b. 


Oct. 5, 1701, 


m. John Child. 


Elizabeth 


b. 


Mar. 12, 1703, 


m. James Hosmer. 


Peter 


b. 


Feby. 18, 1706-7. 





Nathaniel b. Sept. 7, 1709. 



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ASPINWALL. 




DR. ROBERT C. PAiNE 
Son of my brother John. 



DR. JOHN C. PAINE, 
Son of my brother Albert. 



Abigail Aspinwai.l dan. of Nathaniel Aspinwall and Abigail Bowen, 
was born in Woodstock Oct. 5, 1701. She was married Dec."?, 1721, by 
John Chandler, Esq., to John Child, of Woodstock, and bore him eight 
children. 



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MY ANCESTORS. 

Peter Palfrey came to Salem in 1626. He was made freeman Oct. 
19, 1630, and chosen Deputy to Gen. Ct. 1635. The town records of 
Salem show a grant of 200 acres to Peter Palfrey "25th of the 11th 
month 1635." He was chosen with another May 9, 1632 to confer with 
the Governor and Court about "raising of a publique stocke at Salem." 
He was a trader in beaver skins. "At a generall court or towne meeting 
at Salem held the Second of the third month called May A° 1636," he 
was one of six named to view the land beyond fforest River desired by 
Mr. Humphries "least it should hinder the building of a Colledge." 

The 20th of the 4th month 1637 he was present at "A towne meeting 
of the 12 men appoynted for the business thereof. ' ' He continued to act 
as selectman until 1646. He was also appraiser, tax rater, surveyor, 
Gran Juryman, ffor the pety jury and fence viewer. His record at 
Salem closes with 3, 10, 1649; "Graunted to Peter Palfrey ffyve acres 
of medow in Wenham medow." He removed to Reading and was 
selectman in 1652, 3 and 7. His wives were Edith, Elizabeth, widow of 
John Fairfield of Wenham, and Alice, named in his will. She died 
March 21, 1677 "far stricken in years." He died in Reading Sept. 15, 
1663 "well stricken in years." 

Children : 

Jonathan bapt. Dec. 25, 1636. 

Remember bapt. Sept. 16, 1638, m. Peter Aspinwall. 

Mary bapt. Dec. 15, 1639, 

Jehoidan m. Benj. Smith Mar. 27, 1661, and d. 1662. 

Remember Palfrey dau. of Peter and Edith Palfrey was born in 
Salem and baptized Sept. 16, 1638. She went with her father to Reading 
and Feby. 12, 1661 was married at Boston by Gov. John Endicott to 
Peter Aspinwall of Muddy River, and bore him ten children. She died 
April 4, 1701 . 



John Johnson and his wife Margery came from England with 
Wintbrop in July, 1630. He was admitted to the Church in Roxbury 
Oct. 9, 1630 and was chosen constable Sept. 19, 1630. He kept tavern 
and many public meetings were held at his house. He was admitted 
freeman May 18, 1631 and elected representative to the first General 
Court in 1634 and twenty times thereafter. He assisted in obtaining the 
charter of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Avhich was 
granted March 17, 1638. 

His house was destroyed by fire in March, 1645 and much public 
property lost. 



JOHNSON. 

"John Johnson, the Surveyor General of the Ammunition, a very indus- 
trious and faithful man in his place, having buill a Eair house in the midst 
of the town with divers barns and other outhouses, it fell on fire in the day- 
time mii man knowing by what occasion, and there being in it seventeen 
barrels of the country's powder and many arms, all was suddenly burnl and 
blown up to the value of I or £500. This loss of our powder was the more 

observable in t\v spects ; 1st, Because the courl had not taken thai care they 

ought to pay for it, having been owing for divers years. 2nd, In thai at the 
court before, they had refused to help our countrymen in Virginia who had 
written to ns For some for their defence againsl the Indians, and also to help 
our brethren of I'M mouth in their want." ( Winthrop. I 

He was a man of estate and distinction and was called an "un- 
daunted spirit." His wife Margery died June !>, 1655, and he married 
second Grace, widow of Barnabas Fawer. Ee died Sept. 30, L659. His 
will dated July 30, L659 gives his dwelling house and lands to his wife 
during her life, and after "unto my five children, to be equally divided, 
my eldest sonne having a double portion, according to ye word of God." 
Estate £660. 

( Ihildren : 

Isaac, John, Humphrey, and Mary, wife of Roger Mo wry. 

Isaac Johnson, eldest son of ('apt. John and Margery Johnson was 
horn in England and came to New England with his parents in July 
1630. He was made freeman Mar. 4, 1635 and married Jany. 20, 1636-7 
Elizabeth Porter. Both were members of John Eliot's church. He was 
elected Captain of the Rocksberry military company June 13, 1653, 
having previously been ensign. He was a member of the Artillery Co. 
in 1645 and was chosen its captain in llihT. He was representative to 
the General Court in 1671. He was killed Dee. 19, 1675. 

"After a night spent in the open air without covering and a toilsome 
march through deep snow, the combined troops of Mass. Plymouth and Conn. 
arrived before the great fort of the Narragansetts near Pocasset 1\. I. At 
about one o'clock the little army moved to the attacks, the advance led by 
Capt. Johnson, who was killed at the first tire." 

His widow died Aug. 13, 1683. His will dated March S, 1673, was 
proved Feby. It), 1676. Inventory £579:12:6. 

Children : 

Elizabeth b. Dec. 24, 1637, d. Apl. '->(>. 1701, m. Henry Bowen. 

John b. Nov. 0. 1639, d. 1661. 

Alary b. Apl. in. 1642, m. Wm. Bartholomew. 

Isaac b. Jany. 7. BI44. m. Mary Harris. 

Joseph b. Nov. I). Kit."). Died soon. 

Nathaniel h. May 1. Hit?. m. .Mary Smith. 

Elizabeth Johnson dan. of Isaac Johnson and Elizabeth Porter 
was baptized in Roxbury Dec. 25, 1637. She married Dec. 20, 1658 

Lieut. Henry Bowen, son of Griffith Bowen and Margarel Fleming and 
was the mother of eleven children. 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

John Winchester at the age of 19 came from in the 

good ship Elizabeth and settled at Hingham in 1635. He was a member 
of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1638. In a militia 
quarrel in Hingham in 1645 he with many others was fined. "In ans. 
to ye petition of Jno. Winchester * of Hingham for ye abate- 

ment of their fines of 14s apiece, being poore & not able to pay it, itt is 
ordered that they shall be remitted their fines so as the}^ make ac- 
knowledgement of their offenses upon some lecture day at Boston. By 
both howses. " 

He married Oct. 15, 1638 Hannah dau. of Dea. Richard Sealis of 
Scituate. He removed after 1650 to Muchly River and died Apl. 25, 
1694. 





Children : 


Mary 
John 
Josiah 
Jonathan 


bapt. 1610. 

b. 1643. 

b. Mch. 27, 1655. 

(1. 1679. Small pox. 



John Winchester son of John Winchester and Hannah Sealis was 
born at Muddy River in 1643. He was Constable, Surveyor, Tything- 
man, Fence Viewer, Assessor, Selectman and Commissioner to make 
a valuation of the estate of the Town. He was first Representative from 
Muddy River to the General Court in 1709 and reelected in 1710 receiv- 
ing nine pounds for 64 days service in 1709 abating the 12d over at 3d 
per day, and eight pound's in 1710. He was a mason and a farmer. 
He married Joanna dau. of Henry Stevens and Mary Buckminster of 
Brookline. He ' ' deceased this life February ye 1, 1717,18. ' ' 

Children : John, Henry, Stephen, b. Feby., 1686, d. 1718. Benjamin, 
Joanna, Mary, Ebenezer, Mehitabel. 

Josiah Winchester son of John Winchester and Hannah Sealis 
was born March 27, 1655. He was a farmer. He was Constable in 
1690. "At a General Meting of the Inhabitants of Muddy River on 
Monday, March 15th, 1697-8, it was then voted that Josiah Winchester 
should be Clerk of the Hamlet of Muddy River for the year ensuing. ' ' 
In June, 1709 he was chosen Grand jury man. ' ' He saies not legally so 
not serve but fined 40s., pr. Justices." In 1715 he was Selectman, As- 
sessor, Town Treasurer. He was Representative to the General Court 
from Muddy River in 1711, '13 and '17. He died Feby. 22, 1727-8. His 
estate was appraised to be worth £1477-16-10. His widow Mary Win- 
chester died July 27, 1730, aged 80. In her will she gave "Sarah Boing, 
my great platter and warming pan" and to Mary Clark my pastry pan. 

Children : Josiah, Amariah, Elkannah, Hannah, Mary. 

Hannah Winchester daughter of Josiah Winchester and Mary 
was born Jany. 11, 1679-80. She married Isaac Bowen son of Lieut. 
Henry Bowen and Elizabeth Johnson. She received from her father's 
estate the sum of £164,4,1. She died at Roxbury Nov. 22, 1717. 

80 



WINCHESTER. 

John Winchester, sou of John Winchester and Joanna Stevens 
was bom at Muddy River in L675. He was arrested in L705 for no! 
turning oul <>l' the way with a load of wood when meeting Gov. Joseph 
Dudley in a "chariott." The Governor's son threatened him and made 
passes at him with a rapier, lie told the Governor lie was "as good 
flesh and blood" as he, and he would nut gel out of the way and then 
took the Governor's sword from him and broke it. He was released on 
hail given by his father and uncle Josiah in the sum of 6300 and after- 
wards discharged. 

lie was captain of a company of militia and in September, 172J 
was ordered againsl a party of fifty Indians on the frontier aear 
Albany. He was Fence Viewer, Surveyor, Constable, Assessor, Grand 
Juryman and Selectman. He married, first, Sarah, daughter of Lieut. 
John White and Elizabeth Bowles. Their six children were named: 
Elizabeth, Sarah, John, Joanna, Isaac and Nathan. He married, second, 
Nov. 12, 1728, Sarah Phipps, and, third, widow Alice Shedd, who was 
born Dec. 19, 1681, had five husbands and died March 14, 17S4. ("apt. 
John Winchester died Sept. 21, 1751, aged 76 and was buried in Rox- 
bury. 

Sarah Winchester, daughter of Capt. John Winchester and Sarah 
White, was born at Brookline about 1704. She was married Apl. 23, 
1723, at Brookline to Isaac Dana, son of Benjamin and Mary Dana, and 
removed to Pomfret, Conn. She died after Aug. 27, 1771. 



Richard Sealis, appears in Scituate in 1(>.">4. He was one of the first 
deacons in the Rev. Mr. Lathrop's Church. In 163(5 he had a house 
which he afterwards gave to Eglin Hanford, his wife's dau. by a 
former husband. He was chosen deputy to the court at Plymouth in 
1641. He was one of four trustees named in Edward Foster's will, 
dated 1644. Before 1646 Mr. Timothy Hatherly had purchased from 
the other three Merchant Adventurers of London the Conihassett Grant. 
In that year he divided it into thirty shares (reserving one-fourth) and 
sold it for £180 to a company called the Conihassett partners, of whom 
was Richard Sealis. His house in 1646 was north of Satuit Brook. The 
name of his first wife, the mother of his children, is unknown. His sec- 
ond wife was Eglin, sister of Mr. Timothy Hatherly. She had been 
the wife of Edward Foster's father and previously of a Mr. Hanford 
in England. Dea. Sealis appears to have been an estimable man. He 
died early in 1656. In his will dated 17,7 mo. (Sept.) 165:!, he styles 
himself "planter" and names his wife Eglin ami daus. Hannah and 
Hester, wives of John Winchester and Samuel Jackson. Inventory 
dated March 26, 1656. £67:1 :4. 

Hannah Sealis dau. of Dea. Richard Sealis was born in England. 
She married Oct. 15, 1638 John Winchester of Hingham and bore him 
four children. 

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MY ANCESTORS. 




82 



DAVIS. 

William Davis was born in 1(117. He settled in Roxbury L642. 
13,4,59 Win. Davis chosen Moderator of towne meeting. 26,11,62 Capt. 
Thomas Savage, Capt. Win. Davis and Edward Ransford are appointed 
to meet ;i1 John White's house at Muddy River on 16th Feby. next who 
have power to treat and conclude according to law with such persons 
whom the town of Cambridge shall thereto semi ahoiit the common 
highway betwixt Boston and Cambridge. By his first wife Elizabeth 
he had three children. John, Samuel and Joseph. He married second, 
Alice Thorpe, Oct. 21, 1658. They had four children, William, Eliza- 
beth, Matthew and Jonathan. She died Feby. _4, 1667. He married 
third Jane - —. They had nine children : Mary, .lane, Rachel, Ben 

jamin, Ichabod, Ebenezer, William, Sarah and Isaac. He died Dec. 
9, 1683. His estate was appraised at t42<). 

Matthew Davis, son of William Davis and Alice Thorpe, was horn 
in Roxbury and baptized dune 24, 1(5(14. He was one of the first settlers 
of Woodstock. In 1690 he was chosen Surveyor and afterwards Con- 
stable and Selectman. He married Feby. 27, 1690-1 Margaret daughter 
of Clement and Dorcas (Buckminster) Corbin. He removed to Pom- 
fret and died there Peby. 4, 172!). 

Children: A son unnamed, Joanna, Margaret, Matthew, Elizabeth, 
Elizabeth, Catherine and Abigail. 

Margaret Davis, daughter of Matthew Davis and Margaret Corbin, 
was born in Woodstock, Feby. 7, 1699. She married Henry Bowen, son 
of Isaac Bowen and Hannah Winchester, May 10, 1721. She died A pi. 
14, 1762. Her estate was inventoried at £41.10.8. 



In memory of 
Henry Bowen Esq r 
who departed this 
life January y e 1 
1758 in the 58 
year of his age 
Memento Mori 



In memory of 
Mrs. Margaret 
widow to Hen 
ry Bowen Esq r 
who died April 
y e 14th 1762 in y* 
64th year of her 

Age 
Blessed are y Dead 
y' die in y Lord. 



83 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Clement Corbijst was a resident of that part of Boston once known 
as Muddy River, but now called Brookline. In a list of 64 citizens of 
Brookline in 1679 are the names of John Winchester, Jun r ., Peter As- 
pinwall, Isaac Heath, Sen 1 '., Jno Winchester, Sen 1 '., Clement Corbin and 
John White, Sen r . In 1687 he was owner of 19 acres of land in Muddy 
River and in 1688 was owner of 20 acres in Woodstock. He married 
March 7, 1655, Dorcas dau. of Thomas and Joanna Buckmaster of 
Muddy River! He worshipped at Roxbury where four of his children 
were baptized. He was one of the first settlers of Woodstock and died 
there Aug. 1, 1696, aged 70 and his widow died Jany. 21, 1721-2 age 92. 
Both are buried on Woodstock Hill. In his will he gave £40 to each of 
his daughters, Mary Gardner and Margaret Davis. 

Children : 

Thomas, Mary, John, James, Hannah, Jabez, bapt. 23, Feb. 1668, 
m. Mary Morse 1692; Dorcas, bapt. 13 Nov. 1670; Joanna, bapt. 9 Feby. 
1672, and Margaret, bapt. 21 Mar. 1673. 

Margaret Corbin dau. of Clement Corbin and Dorcas Buckminster 
was born in Brookline and baptised Mar. 21, 1673. She was married to 
Matthew Davis Feby. 27, 1690-1 and died later than June 28, 1729. 




JOHN, ROBERT, JOSEPH, LYMAN, 
FLORENCE, AGNES, HARRIET, MAY, 

HAMILTON, MARY, ALBERTA, 

PRUDENCE, 
Thompson, Conn., Aug., 1912. 



84 



mCK.MIXSTKi;. 




My Children, 1891. 
RUTH. OLIVE. 

Thomas Buckminster or Buckmaster came to Boston in 1640. He 
was probably the grandson of that Thomas Buckminster who published 
an almanac in London in 1599. He was early in Scituate, but removed 
to Boston where on the church record of his admission 4 Oct., 1645 
"upon letter of dismissal from the church of Scituate" (his wife Joan 
being received the same day) he is called "laborer." He lived at 
Brookline. He was made freeman in 1646 and died Sept. 28, 1656. In 
his will dated Sept. 2 and probated Nov. 2.">, 1656 he mentions his wife 
Joanna; his son Zeehariah; dan. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Spowell: 
dan. Mary, wife of Henry Stevens; dau. Dorcas, wife of Clement Cor- 
bin; sons Thomas, Joseph and Jabez; dau. Spowell's 2 children; dau. 
Stevens' 2 children; dau. Corbin's children; Zeehariah 's Ch. and last 
dau. Sarah. A son Lawrence had died previously. Zeehariah m. Sarah 
Webb, and Sarah m. John Lawrence. His widow Joanna m. Sept. 1, 
1661, Edward Garfield of Watertown. 

Dorcas Buckminster dau. of Thomas and Joanna Buckminster was 
born in Eng. about 1630 and was married March 7, 1655 to Clement 
Corbin. She survived her husband for more than twenty-five years and 
died in Woodstock Jany. 21, 1721-2 aged 92, having borne nine children. 

Mary Buckminster dau. of Thomas and Joanna Buckminster was 
born about 1628 and was married about 1650 to Henry Stevens of 
Brookline as his second wife and bore him five children. 



85 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Eichakd Dana was born in France according to family traditions 
and removed in 1629 to England with his father Richard when nine 
years old to avoid religious persecution. He came in the "Paul" in 
1635 and settled in Cambridge in 1640 and bought land in 1652 and 
1655. In 1670 he sold his house and 67 acres of land, in Brighton. 
He was Constable in 1661 and then Fence Viewer, Tything Man and 
Grand Juror. He was chosen March 9, 1673-4 "to look after swine, 
that they be yoked and ringed." He was married about 1648 to Anne 
Bullard of Cambridge. She died July 15, 1711. He died Apl. 2, 1690 
of injuries received by falling from a scaffold in his barn. His estate 
was inventoried at £209.3.6 besides 101 acres of land. 



John 
Hannah 

Samuel 

Jacob 

Joseph 

Elizabeth 

Benjamin 

Ahiah 

Daniel 

Sarah 

Deliveraneeb. 

Sarah b. 



b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 

b. 



Children : 

Apl. 15, 1649, d. Oct, 12. 1619. 

July 8, 1651, m. Samuel Oldham. 

Oct. 13, 1653, d. Nov. 8, 1653. 

Feby. 2, 1654-5, d. Dec. 24, 1698, m. Patience. 

May 21, 1656, 

Feby. 20, 1660-1, m. Daniel Woodward. 

Feby. 20, 1660-1, d. Aug. 13, 1738, m. Mary Buckminster. 

d. Dec. 8, 1668. 
March 20, 1663, m. Naomi Crosswell. 



March 5, 1667. 
Jany. 1670, 



m. Samuel Hyde. 



Benjamin Dana, son of Richard Dana and Anne Bullard was 
born in Cambridge Feby. 20, 1660-1. He and his brother Jacob became 
owners of one-twelfth part of the Mashamoquet purchase of 1,500 
acres of land lying in the present town of Pomfret, valued in 1686 at 
£30. He was chosen hogreeve in 1689 and several times thereafter 
for the South Side of Charles River. He was elected Constable in 1711 
and 1712 and appointed in 1719-20 by the town to assist the Selectmen 
in fixing a minister's rate. He was married May 24, 1688 to Mary 
Buckminster of Muddy River. He died August 13, 1738 "on account 
of age." His widow married Joshua Fuller. She died Feby. 13, 1754. 



Children : 

Benjamin b. Apl. 28, 1689, d. Jan. 5, 1751, m. Anna Francis. 

Jonathan 

Mary 

Isaac 

Joseph 

John 

William 

Ann 

Sarah 



b. 1691. 

d. Oct. 21, 1712. 

b. Oct. 3, 1697, d. Apl. 21, 1767, 

b. Feby. 21, 1699, d. 1778. 

b. Aug. 10, 1702, d. Sept, 18, 1702. 

b. Oct. 11, 1703, d. May 17, 1770, 
b. May 14, 1705, 
b. May 14, 1705, 

Jedediah b. Feby. 11, 1708. d. March 28, 1787. 



m. Sarah Winchester. 



m. Mary Green, 
m. Matthew Davis. 
in. Gamaliel Rogers. 



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DANA. 

Isaac Dana son of Benjamin Dana and Mary Buckminster was 
born in Cambridge, Oct. 3, L697. Ee was baptized Oct. LO, L697. Ee 
married Sarah, daughter of Capt. John and Sarah (White) Win- 
chester, of Brookline, A.pl. 22, L723, and removed to Pomfret, where be 
was chosen Surveyor of Eighways in L728 and L729 and Lister in 
17::!». Ee died in Pomfret, Apl. 21, L767. 

Children: 

Sarah 

Isaac b. 1 725. 

Mary h. Meh. 3, 1727, d. June 22, 1813, m. Matthew Bowen. 

Isaac 

Joanna 

Elizabeth 

Benjamin b. 17:i:i. 

Frances 

Benoni 

Lois 

John Winchester b. Jany. 6, 1789, m. Hannah, daughter of 

Gen. Israel Putnam. 
Bethia 
Martha 
Judah b. 174."), drowned May 27. 1765. 

Maky Dana, daughter of Isaac Dana and Sarah Winchester, was 
born March 3, 1727. She was married to Capt, Matthew Bowen of 
Woodstock by his father Henry Bowen J. P. Oct. 4, 1750, having been 
"published" in May, 1750. They were admitted to the church in 
Woodstock Nov. 1!), 17o2. She was small and slender and had dark 
eyes. She was of more than ordinary mental ability. She was so 
good a cook that it used to be said, 'One drop of Dana blood will make 
a good cook.' She fell into a well when about 77) years old and got out 
without assistance. She was thrown from her horse and broke her 
skull. She died June 22, 1813. Her estate was appraised at $1,382.09. 



Sacred 
to the memory of 
Mr. Matthew Bowen 
who departed this life 
Feb r > 16th 1806 
AE< 81 
My flesh shall slumber 
in the ground 
Till the last trumpet's 
joyful sound 
Then burst the chains 

with sweet surprise 
And in my Saviour's 
image rise. 



Sacred 
to the memory of 
Mrs. Mary Bowen 

wife of 
Cap. Matthew Bowen 
who died June 22"' 1 1813 
Aged 87 Years and 3 Ms. 
Above yon star bespangled 

sky 
Are fixed the mansions 

of the blest 
Far from the reach of 

mortal eye 
And sacred to eternal 

rest. 



87 



MY ANCESTORS. 



Henry Stevens came from London in the Defence in 1635 aged 
24 and settled in Brookline. His wife Alice came the same year in 
the Abigail aged 22. He was by occupation a stone mason as appears 
by the church record, and the town record shows that Henry Steepkens 
was chosen constable 10, 1, 55 and 11, 1, 1671. 

By his first wife, Alice, he had four children. 
Sept,' 10, 1637. 
Apl. 10, 1640. 
Sept. 1, 1612. All these were baptized June 18, 1643, when 

their mother joined the church. 
Apl. 25, bapt. Apl. 27, 1645. 

by second Avife, Mary Buckminster, dan. of Thomas 

May 28, 1652. 
July 20, 1656, died young. 
May 15, 1657. 
May 25, 1663. 
Samuel b. Sept. 24, 1665. 

Joanna Stevens dau. of Henry Stevens and Mary Buckminster 
was born in Brookline, May 28, 1652. She was married to John, son of 
John Winchester and Hannah Sealis, and bore him eight children. 



John 

James 

Joseph 


b. 

b. 
b. 


Deborah 


b. 


Children 
'kminster. 


b 


Joanna 
Henry 
Joshua 
Henrv 


b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 




MY YOUNGEST SON. 
1895. 



88 



WHITE. 

John White lived in Brookline. "27th of the Lsl month 1 ' « - > V , Mr. 
William Davis and Mr. Peter Oliver, John White and Peter A.spinwaU 
arc chosen to join with Cambridge to lay ou1 a highway through 
Muddy River to Cambridge." Next year he was chosen constable, also 
in L666. 

"28, 12, 1658; Whereas a highway was laid out att Muddy River 
through the land of John White ill shall bee lawful for ye said 

John White to setl up gates such as may be easy to opening to 
travelers." "31, 1, '">!*; Upon information yl Jno. White at Muddy 
River hath stopl up the highway yt was laid nut through his fields 
with a stone wall, Itt is ordered yt ye treasurer shall issue forth a 
warrant for a tine of twenty shillings for his offense to bee levied by 
distress by ye constable and so from day to day twenty shillings till 
he sd White open the way again." "25, 12, 60; Whereas a highway 
was laid outt through ye land of John White at Muddy River whereby 
he pretends much damage. Itt is therefore ordered yt his proportion 
of ordinary rates to towne and country for ye next four years shall 
he allowed him by ye towne." 

"20th, 12th, 1671-2; Liberty is granted to John White of Muddy 
River Sen' to cutt five oake & hive Maple trees of the comon at Muddy 
river, provided he doe what he can to secure the rest from others or 
to give notice of any that shall offend in that kinde." He was chosen 
surveyor Mar. 11, 1660, '68, '70 & '71 and inspector of disorderly houses 
in 1076 with Peter Aspinwall. By his wife Frances he had John, 
Joseph, Mary and Martha. The daughters died young. He died be- 
tween 30 Apl., 1691, the date of his will, and Mar., 1692 when it was 
probated. "His estate was good." 

John White son of John and Prances White, was born about 
1642. He was chosen surveyor in Brookline or Muddy River Mar. 
15, 1674-5 and constable the next year. In 1678 he was chosen Per- 
ambulator for Muddy River to establish the boundaries between that 
town and Roxbury and Cambridge but it may have been his father 
who held the above offices, as the date of his removal to Box- 
bury is uncertain. He was a Lieutenant in the militia. He married 
Elizabeth daughter of John Bowles and Elizabeth Heath of Roxbury. 
He died March 28, 1695 aged 53 and was buried in Roxbury. 

Children: John, Elizabeth, Joseph. Abigail, Hannah. Mary, Sarah, 
Benjamin. Francis and Isaac. 

Sarah White, daughter of Lieut. John White and Elizabeth 
Bowles was horn about 1680. She was married to Capt. John Win- 
chester, son of John Winchester and Joanna Stevens. She died Jany. 
SI, 1715-6. Her brother John White was Treasurer of Harvard Col- 
lege and to her children lie bequeathed £440:2:6. 

89 



MY ANCESTORS. 

John Bowles came to Boxbury in 1639 and was made freeman 
13 May, 1640. He represented Boxbury in the Gen. Ct. in 1645 and 
the same year became a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artil- 
lery. Sept. 10, 1653, the court confirmed the promotion of " Serjant John 
Boles of Boxbury to the place of ensign." 

In the remonstrance of Boxbury against the surrender of the 
Royal Charter he signed second to Rev. John Eliot Oct. 28, 1664. 
He was a ruling elder and a leading member of the Mass. Society for 
colonizing New England and was a warm friend of the Apostle Eliot, 
who said of him ' ' Prudent and gracious man set over our churches for 
the assistance of their pastors, such help in government had he (Eliot) 
been blessed withal, the best of which was the well-deserving Elder 
Bowles. God helps him to do great things. ' ' 

He was killed "by a cart wheele running over his body" Sept. 21, 
1680, and was buried Sept. 24. His will dated Aug. 22 and probated 
Oct. 5, makes his son John executor, and names wife Sarah, dau. 
Elizabeth White and dau. Mary Gardner and gives 20 shillings to Rev. 
John Eliot ' ' in token of my love and service clue to him. ' ' 

His first wife Dorothy died of small pox 3 Nov. 1649 and was 
buried the same day leaving no children. He married second Eliza- 
beth dau. of Elder Isaac Heath Apl. 2, 1650. She bore children and 
died July 6, 1655. He married third Sarah, widow of Francis Chick- 
ering, as she had before been of John Sibley. She survived him until 
Sept. 2, 1686. By her will dated 21 June, 1681, she gives equal por- 
tions to her brother Joseph How., her sons Daniel Smith Esq 1 ', Samuel 
Newman, Thomas (John) Metcalf, William Symmes, a double portion 
to son Mr. John Bowles and equal portions to dau. Mary Gardner, sons 
Thomas Gardner, John White, and Timothy Dwight. 

Children : 

Elizabeth b. 3 bapt., 23 Feby. 1651. m. John White. 

Isaac bapt. 15 May and died 1652. 

John bapt. 17 July 1653. Grad. H. C. 1671, m. gr. dau. of John Eliot, 

Speaker House of Rep. 1689-90. 
Mary b. 20 bapt. 29 Apl. 1655, m. Thos. Gardner 1673. 

Elizabeth Bowles dau. of John Bowles and Elizabeth Heath, was 
born in Boxbury Feby. 3, 1651. She was married about 1670 to Lieut. 
John White of Brookline and died Jany. 7, 1699-1700 aged 48 years. 



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HEATH. 

Isaac Hkatii was horn in Nazing, England aboul L585. He came 
in the "Hopewell" in L635 and settled in Roxbury where he was made 
freeman in L636. He was Representative to the Gen. Ct. in L637-8. 
Altonl the same time he was made ruling elder, a special recognition 
of liis prudence, wisdom and godliness. The ruling elder occupied an 
elevated scat between the deacon's scat and the pulpit and continued 
in office through life. He assisted the Apostle Eliol in his Indian 
labors, accompanying him in his toilsome expeditions through the wild- 
erness and expounding the gospel to the natives. 

He was delegate from Roxbury with Eliol and the Rev. Sam'l Dan 
forth to the counsel at Boston Sept. 26, L659, which heard the griev- 
ances of the "withdrawers" including Gov. John Webster and John 
Marsh from the "rigid handling of the Rev. Sam'l Stone of the First 
Church of Hartford." His homestead of three acres was on S. \V. 
corner of Roxbury and Vernon Sts. He was by occupation a harness 
maker. The free school of Roxbury was established by an agreement 
signed by the inhabitants Aug. .'!, 1645, binding their lands to the pay- 
ment of a yearly sum. Among the names are: 

John Johnson 00 :13 :00 

Isaac Heath 00 :1 1:00 

Daniel Brewer 00 :<»:> : 00 

Isaac Johnson .....00:04:00 

John Howies 00:04:00 

John Leavinz .. ..00:03:04 

Christopher Peake .. 00:02:06 

John .Mays ..00:02:00 

Edward Bridge .. 00 : <)2 :00 

He died Jany. 21, 1660, aged 75 "of a sore throat being of ye issue 
of his cold with fever." None of his household survived him, except 
his aged wife and his son-in-law John Bowdes, whose children were his 
only descendants. By his will dated 1660, 10th of 11th, two days 
before his death, he gave 256 acres of land "to ye schoole in Rox- 
burie." The records show that at a date between 1636 and 1640 he 
was the proud owner of 12 goats and 7 kidds, while John Johnson only 
had 6 goats and 4 kids. His wife and dan. bore the name of Elizabeth. 

Elizabeth Heath was born in Eng. about 1620. She was married 
Apl. 2, 1650, to Elder John Bowles, being his second wife and died 
July 6, 1655, "of an epidemicall sickness and faintness" having borne 
four children. 



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ANCESTORS OF MOTHER'S FATHER 



John May 

Daniel Brewer 
Joanna 

Edward Bridge 
Mary 

William Robinsoi 
Prudence 



Griffith Bowen 
Margaret Fleming 



Griffith Bowen 
Margaret Fleming 



Edward Howe 



Anthony Morse 

Mary 

Thomas Barnard 
Helen 

•William Carpenter 
Priscilla Bennett 

James Readaway 



Christopher Peake 
Dorcas 

William French 
Elizabeth 

John Leavens 
Rachel Wright 

John Woods 

Mary 



Griffith Bowen 
Margaret Fleming 



Peter Palfrey 
Edith 

Griffith Bowen 
Margaret Fleming 

flsaac Johnson 
Elizabeth Porter 



John May 
Sarah Brewer 

John Bridge 

Prudence Robinson 

Benjamin Child 

Mary Bowen 

Edward Morris 

Grace Bett 

Benjamin Child 

Mary Bowen 

Edward Morris 

Grace Bett 

William Goddard 

Elizabeth Miles 

Nathaniel Tread way 

Sufferance Howe 

Anthony Morse 

Mary Barnard 

John Carpenter 

Rebecca Readaway 

Jonathan Peake 

Sarah French 

John Leavens 

Hannah Woods 

Benjamin Child 

Mary Bowen 



Peter Aspinwall 
Remember Palfrey 
Henry Bowen 
Elizabeth Johnson 



John May 



Prudence Bridge 



Joshua Child 



Elizabeth Morris 



Benjamin Child 



Grace Morris 



Joseph Goddard 



Deborah 

Treadway 



Peter Morse 



Priscilla Carpenter 



Jonathan Peake 



Hannah Leavens 



John Child 



Elizabeth 



Nathaniel 
Aspinwall 



Abigail Boweu 



John May 



Elizabeth Child 



William Child 



Deborah Goddard 



John Morse 



Sarah Peake 



John Child 



Abigail Aspinwall 



Thomas May 



Lucy Child 



Jedidiah Morse 



Sarah Child 



Silas May 



Dorothy Morse 



Chester May 



•Son of Wm, Carpenter and Abigail 
tSon of John Johnson and Margery 



92 



MAY. 

John May was born in England, probably in Mayfield, Sussex 
County, aboul L590. Il<' was master of "The .lames" which sailed be- 
tween London and New England as early as L635. He settled in Rox- 
bury about 1640 and became a member <>f John Elliot 's church. He was 
made freeman June 2, 1(141. The death of his first wife is recorded by 
the apostle Eliot on the Church records of Roxbury: "June is, L651. 
This day died Sister Mayes, a very gracious and savory Christian." 

He died Apl. 28, 1670, leaving his second wife Sarah and the two 
sons who came with him from England. His will dated Sabbath morn 
ing four days before his death mentions his house and several pieces 
of land, and also his carpenter's tools. 

( Ihildren : 

John b. 1628 or 1631, d. Sept. 11, 1671, m. Sarah Brewer. 

Samuel d. July 17, 1(>77, m. Abigail Stansfall. 

John May, son of John May, was born in England about 1631 or 
perhaps 1628. He came to Roxbury with his father in 1640 and was 
made freeman in 1660. He married Nov. 19, 1656, Sarah, dan. of Dan- 
iel and Joanna Brewer, and died Sept. 11, L671, having been blind for 
some months. He was a large land owner and his will mentions car- 
penter's tools. 

Children : 

Mary b. Nov. 7, 1657, in. J. Haggles. 

Sarah b. Sept, S, 1659, d. Dec. 20, 1712, m. Samuel Williams. 

Eliazar b. Feby. 12, 1662, died after a few days. 

John b. May 19. 1663, d. Febv 24, 1730, m. Prudence Bridge. 

Mehitahel b. May 6, 1665. 

Naomi b. May 20, Kifi7. 

Elisha b. Mar. 20, 1668-9. 

Epbraim b. Dec. 23, 1670. 

John May, son of John Mav and Sarah Brewer, was born in Rox- 
bury May 19, 1663. In the Suffolk County Probate Eeeords is this 
entry, dated Sept. 8, 1680: "John Watson and Henry Bowen appointed 
guardians to John Mays, Elisha Mays and Ephraim Mays, three sons 
of John Mays sometime of Roxbury deceased." He married June 2, 
1684, Prudence, dau. of John Bridge and Prudence Robinson. He was 
selectman of Roxbury and deacon in the church. He had a large estate 
at Jamaica Plain and a "lot of land lying in that part of Woodstock 
commonly called lOldtown Half, lying near Black ponds'." 

In 1723 John May of Roxbury, yeoman, for parental love, etc. deeds 
to John May of Woodstock a tract of land described as follows : " In the 
North half of Woodstock 2nd lot of 2nd range of 1st Division of Lots, 
containing 41 ij acres etc." In his will, dated Nov. 1, 1729, is the fol- 
lowing: "Item, I give and bequeath to my beloved eldest son John, who 
hath already received €115:1 :(i onward of his portion, £44:18:6 mor< — 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

which makes £160." He died Feby. 24, 1730, and his gravestone is 
standing in the old burying- ground in Roxbury. 



John b. 

Samuel b. 

Prudence b. 

Ebenezer b. 



Prudence b. 

Hezekiah b. 

Sarah b. 

Nehemiah b. 



Mebitabel b. 
Eleazar b. 
Benjamin 1). 



Children : 

d. McK 1, 1770, 



Nov. 23, 1686, 

Jany 8. 1689. 

Dec. 20. 1690, died young. 

Oct. 19, 1692, d. May 2, 1752, ra 

ancestor of Samuel 1723, Joseph 1760, A 

of Louisa May Alcott 1832. 
Nov. 29. 1694, d. 1729. 
Dec. 14, 1696, d. Sept. 5, 1783, m 

Oct. 29, 1698. 
June 28, 1701, m, 

ancestor of Eliakim 1742, Nehemiah 17 
Feby 27, 1703, m 

July 9, 1705, d. Feby 19, 1783, m 

Mar. 1, 1708, d. Dec. 8. 1774, m 



m. Elizabeth Child. 



Abigail Gore, 
bigail 1800, mother 



. Anna Stillman. 

Mehitabel Hol- 
brook. 

74, Trenck, 1800. 
. John Bowen. 
. Dorothy Davis. 

Mary Williams. 



John May, son of John May and Prudence Bridge, Avas born in 
Roxbury Nov. 23, 1686. He removed to Woodstock Dec. 15, 1710, hav- 
ing purchased from Henry Bowen on Nov. 25, 1710, Lott 38 in Wood- 
stock, which lot Avas drawn by Henry Bowen at a town meeting beld 
in Roxbury Apl. 26, 1695, and contained 73 acres. Having built a house 
the next year he returned to Roxbury for a wife and married, Dec. 18, 
1711, Elizabeth, dau. of Joshua Cbild and Elizabeth Morris of Brook- 
line. 

In 1708 he began to keep a record of events in the form of a ledger 
account of work done for various people, but the record soon changed 
into a diary which generally gave but one line to a day and was kept 
continuously in one small book for about nine years, the earliest entry 
being June 8, 1708 and the latest consecutive entry being May 11, 1717. 
The latter portion is filled with accounts, many without dates, and mem- 
oranda, including the record of the births of his children. This choice 
relic is now in the possession of his namesake, Mr. John May, 1868, of 
East Woodstock, son of Chas. Harris 1823, son of Asa 1793, son of 
Ephraim 1759, son of Stephen 1721, who was fifth child of John 4th 1686. 
I will select a few items : 

1708 Decem r C. Ruggles debttor to me for cutting 2 cord of wood 

—0 :3 :0 
1710 December 15 I arived at the town of Woodstock 
Decern 1 ' 16 I broke one of my axes 

Decern 1 " 17 was the Sabbath 

Decem r 18 I handled my how and ax. the same day my meat 

was brought, also on the same day I began my 

cellar 
January 1, 1710-11 Joseph Lyon and Ben Child fetcht me 4 load of 

stones and I dug cellar 
January 2 Joseph and Ben fetcht 4 loads more of stones from 

Quinebog 
February 1 I spent w th Joseph Weld 



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.MAY. 



February L3 I helpt Ephraim I Ihild 

February 20 I wenl to mashamugwetuck (JPomfret) 

I arrived a1 Roxburj 

I cut wood Tor Eb. Seaver 

I rut 2 cord of wood for Isaac bowen 

I came to Woodstock 

Eliphalet carpenter and Ephraim ('hilil helpt me hew 
tiiu 1 ' 

Eliphalel and Benjamin Child helpl me hew timber. 
mi ye day before Mrs. Chandler dy'd on this 
day Joseph Bartholomew's house and barn was 
burnt. 
John < 'liihl helpt me draw tim r 

went to Kill Rattlesnakes 

I bought and received a cow of Eliphalet Carpenter 
for 3:6:0 

1 went tn goodmau ricee's burial 

my house was rais'd 

Eliphalel helpt me clay bord 

The same day father came to this town 

I set out from Woodstock 

I came to Roxbury 

1 helpt Joshua Child Kill a swine and cut one load 
of wood 

was the Sabbath 

1 cut wood for Joshua 

A Great Days Work (His wedding day) 

we went to se friends 

we went to boston all hands 

went to father's to supper 

I got my goods together 

was the Sabbath 

went abroad again 

we got home again 

nit 2 load of wood for Jos and went to will davise 

we set out for woodstoek 

we arrived at Woodstock 

I went to the french town (Oxford?) 

again John weld w th me 

was the Sabbath 

I got cousin hen Child to go with me to the french 
town. January 1 we got safe again with our 
goods to woodstoek only we brok one chair 
January 7, 8. 9, we went to se our friends and relations about town 

1711-12 
January 10 not much done 

January 1 1 about home 

January 12 also 

January 25 we went to mashamuget 

March 3 town meeting, my house had like to have been burnt 

March 4 was training day 

March 12 I made soap trough 

March 13 was a publick fast 

March 14 I broke my ax badly 

March 15 Ephraim Child helpt m< sled wood 

March 16 was the holy Sabbath 

Nov 1 Finisht my Trundle Bed 



February 21 
March the 2 
March 3 d 
March 12, 13 
April] 2 

April! 9 



April 16 

April 28 
.May 4 

Septem 1 ' 4 
Septem 1 1:! 
Septem 1 ' 14 

Novell! 1 26 

Novem 1 ' 27 
Decern 1 " 15 

Decem r 10 
Decern 1 ' 17 
Decern 1 ' 
Decern 1 ' 
Decern 1 
Decern 1 ' 21 

Herein 1 ' 22 
Decern 1 ' 23 

Decern 1 ' 
Decern 1 ' 
Decern 1 ' 
Decern 1 ' 27 

Decern 1- 28 

Decern 1 ' 20 

Decern 1 ' 30 
Decern 1 ' 31 



18 
111 
20 



24 
25 

26 



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13 




1713, Marc 


•h 14 


March 18 




May 


9th 




1714 


Jan. 


1, 2 


Jan 


4 




Jan 


7 




Jan 


15 




Jan 


18, 19 




Jan 


22 




Jan 


25 




Jan. 


26. 27. 


, 28 2 


March 17 




March 18 




1715 


May 


2 


May 31 




June 


: 1 




June 


2 




Aug 


3 d 





MY ANCESTORS. 

I made a cradle 
I Prun'd for Nath Aspenwall 
I Prun'd for Peter Morse 
Cousin Aspenwall Died 
I went to Roxbury 
Cut wood for my Father 
I went to boston to se my brother 
I cut some wood for my brother Jos. 
I came to Woodstock 

I helpt Ehpraim make a trundle bed stead 
we first had the measels 
( ' 30 about home 

I spent with my Brother Sam 11 
I helpt Uncle John at frame 
Mat Davis Led Plow for me 
I how'd for Peter Morse 
I began to weed for My selfe 
Cousin Benj wed for me 
Coz John Child reapt 

Among the memoranda are these : 

£ s. d. 
"Workt for Lt. Eastman at pruning and howing and other work 

5 days at two shillings a day :10 : 

at mowing 6 days .'. :15 : 

for bringing up things : 2 :10 

for a share in the grindstone : 0:3:0 

in cash one pound one shill 1: 1: 0" 

"An account of w* my goods cost to be brought up to Woodstock 

To uncle Lyon in money 1:3:0 

To uncle John Child in money 1:6:0 

To Ephraim Child :15 : 

To Benj Child . . .... :10 : 

To my self :08 : 

To Expenses in all 1 :11 : 

5:13: 0" 
"Debttor to Uncle Sam Morris 

2 quarts of golden rod water :0 :10 

19 Pound Beef 2 pence i pound :3 :11 

one quarter of Venison :0 : 8 

one Pound Powder 0:3: 0" 

"Sam 11 Morris Credit 

one bush Salt 5 :0 

one Pint ; Rhum 1 :6 

100 shoonails 0:6 

4 Bush turnips 4 :0 ' ' 

"May 17, 1715 I had a 25 Acre Rite Laid out which with -} addition and 
Eight and J aded for bad land, the whole makes 40 and is the 7 th Lott in 
the First Range." 

"February 1729-30 Received of John May for my sister Elisabeth 
Holmes 1£ 7 s iu full I say received by me 
1£ :7 :0 

David Holmes." 
96 



.MAY. 

In 174,'> Capt. John May, Jabez Lyon and Lieut. Daniel Paine ap- 
plied to be incorporated as a separate precind under name of West 
Parish. In 174!) John May, Isaac .Johnson and Henry Bowen (Prin- 
cipal Inhahitants in s' 1 Society) directed Mr. Caleb Lyon to warn all 
the inhabitants of the Firsl Church Society of Woodstock to meet on the 

21st day of September "to form themselves in Society order." 

At a town meeting July 28, 174!), Woodstock chose officers for the 
first time as a Conn, town, having previously been under the jurisdic- 
tion of Mass. John May was chosen moderator, Henry Bowen town 
clerk and first selectman, John May fifth selectman. Nine men then 
took the freeman's oath, among whom were John Morse, Benjamin 
Child, Henry Bowen and Daniel Paine. At the next town meeting Sept. 
12, 1749, Thomas Chandler and Henry Bowen were chosen represent- 
atives to the General Assembly of Conn, and 74 freemen were admitted 
among whom were John May, John Child, Jr., William Child, Ebenezer 
Smith 1st and 2nd and Jedidiah Morse. 

At a meeting of proprietors March 16, 1756, Capt. John May was 
chosen moderator and clerk, and it was voted that Capt. Jabez Lyon, 
Capt. John May and Mr. Nathaniel Child be the committee for prose- 
cuting trespassers in the cedar swamp and commons. 

He served his generation in many capacities; bridge builder, school 
teacher, deacon and captain of Woodstock's Second Company at the 
time of the Land Bank Secession. He also led the singing in Church 
after he was sixty years of age and became involved in trouble. 

Capt. Payson complained that Dea. May had publicly accused him 
of opposing him in tuning or setting the psalm, and then had denied it. 
After formal investigation it was adjudged that Brother Payson had 
manifested "signs of uneasiness" on such occasions, which was all Dea. 
May meant by his assertion. 

In the center of the cemetery in East Woodstock is a grave stone 
with this inscription. 

In memory of 

Deacon John 

May who died 

March 1st 1770 

Aged 83 years 

& 3 months 

Let not y dead 

Forgotten Lye 

Least Men Forget 

that they Must Die 

this is a debt to 

God that * due 

which I have paied 

& So Must you. 

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MY ANCESTORS. 



Children : 



Elizabeth b. Oct. 18, 1712. 

John b. Sept. 4, 1714, 

Joshua b. Oct. 16, 1716, 

Caleb b. Sept. 13, 1719, 

Steven b. Nov. 10, 1721, 

Thomas b. Feb. 14, 1723-4, 

Prudence b. Mch. 22, 1725-6, 

Esther b. Jany 7, 1727-8, 

Prudence b. Apl. 11, 1730. 

Joseph b. Apl. 3, 1732. 



Killed in bed by lightning. 

m. Anna Bacon. 



d. May 3, 1794, 
d. Aug. 7, 1803, 
d. Dec. 5, 1728. 
d. Julv 6. 1729. 



m. Elizabeth Child, 
m. Mary Child. 
m. Lucy Child. 



Thomas May, son of John May and Elizabeth Child, was born 
Feby 14, 1723-4. He married Apl. 26, 1753, Lucy Child, dan. of William 
Child and Deborah Goddard. He was one of a committee of ten ap- 
pointed in Woodstock to receive and transmit donations to Boston when 
the British were trying to starve the city into submission and payment 
for certain watered tea in 1774. The committee sent sixty five fat sheep. 

He was a Sergeant in Capt. Matthew Bowen's company of soldiers 
in Col. Chapman's regiment and was mustered into service Aug. 4, 1778 
and was engaged under Brig. Gen. John Tyler in the battle of Rhode 
Island Aug. 29, 1778, attempting to dislodge the British from Newport. 
He was discharged Sept. 12, 1778. In 1780 Nov. 13, at town meeting 
he was appointed one of three to collect a special tax, payable in beef, 
pork and flour, to inspect and mark the same and make return to his 
Excellency the Governor. 

He was deacon in the church in East (then known as North) Wood- 
stock and his name appears third on the list of subscribers to the per- 
manent fund for the support of Congregational worship in the North 
Society in 1779. If he could have foreseen the quarrels over that fund 
perhaps he would have withheld his name. 

At the town meeting in 1785, Jedidiah Morse was chosen town clerk 
and treasurer; Thomas May one of the seven selectmen; Ebenezer 
Smith collector and Silas May one of the seven grand jurors. He died 
Aug. 7, 1803 and lies buried beside his wife in East Woodstock. 



Silas 
William 



Abel 
Chloe 
Prudence 
Jonathan 



Abigail 
Thomas 



Children : 

b. 1754, d. Dec. 26, 1805, m. Dorothy Morse, 

b. 1760, d. Dec. 15, 1849, m. Sarah Paine. 

The children of Uncle Billy and Aunt Sally were first cousins of my 
father and first cousins of my mother's father. 

b. 1762, d. Oct. 10, 1767. 

1764, d. Sept. 27, 1767. 

1766, d. June 24, 1831 



b. 
b. 
b. 1766, 



d. Jany 13, 1836, 



m. Sarah, Paine, dau. 
of Capt. Amos 
Paine. 

d. Aug. S, 1832, m. Cyril Carpenter. 
Aunt Nabby was mother of my uncle Jonathan May Carpenter and 
of Prudence wife of Dea. Chester Child, 
removed to Yermont, m. Mary Hunt Mills. 



98 



MAY. 




ALBERTA EDITH PAINE, 
Daughter of my brother George. 

Silas May, son of Sergeant Thomas May and Lucy Child, was born 
in East Woodstock in 1754. He married Mar. 30, 1780, Dorothy, dan. 
of Dea. Jedidiah Morse and Sarah Child. 

Silas May and Ebenezer Smith were the representatives of Wood- 
stock in the General Assembly in 1796. The Theft Detecting' Society of 
Woodstock was organized in 1793 with Gen. McClellan acting as Chair- 
man and Major Ebenezer Smith as clerk. Messrs. Elijah Williams, 
Ebenezer Smith, Hezekiah Bugbee, William Graves and Silas May were 
deputed "to form and draw articles for the Society." Meetings were 
held quarterly alternating between Williams' tavern and that of Silas 
May. His tavern was the house now occupied by his great grandson Mr. 
Chester E. May in East Woodstock. 

He died Dec. 26, 1805, and witli his wife lies buried in East Wood- 
stock. 

Children : 



Chester b. Jany 16, 1781 d. July 31, 1854, 
Lydia b. Sept. 28, 1872, d. Dec. 31, 1818, 

(My mother's aunt and my father's uncle.) 
Lucy C. b. Dee. 11, 1784, d. Jany 21, 1826, 



in. Hannah Lyman, 
m. Abram W. Paine. 

m. Elkanah Penni- 
man. 



Abiel 
Nancy 



Janv 3. 1787. 
Dee. 6, 1796, 



d. 
d. 



Febv 6, 1793. 
Nov. 26, 1821. 



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MY ANCESTORS. 

Chester May, son of Silas May and Dorothy Morse, was born in 
East Woodstock, otherwise Muddy Brook, Jany 16, 1781. He was a 
successful farmer, quite tall and very fond of hunting and fishing. He 
was one of the defendants in a suit by the heirs of Gov. Dudley of 
Mass. in 1822 to recover land in Thompson Woods and was successful 
with the help of Daniel Webster. The opinion of the U. S. Supreme 
Court was written by Joseph Story and is reported in 7 Wheaton 59. 
He was one of the largest givers towards the building of the church in 
East Woodstock in 1832, giving $300. Squire John Paine gave a like 
amount. He married Dec. 24, 1806, Hannah, dan. of the Rev. Eliphalet 
Lyman and Hannah Huntington, and died July 31, 1854. 



Lucy Lyman 
Silas 
Lydia 
Mary-ann 
Annette Maria 


b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 


Children : 

Nov. 22, 1807, d. 
Feby 7, 1809, d. 
Sept. 10, 1810, d. 
June 4, 1812, d. 
Oct. 29, 1813, d. 


Harriet 
Eliphalet Lyman 


b. 
b. 


Feby 28, 1815, d. 
Nov. 15, 1816, d. 


Hannah Huntington b. 
Nancy b. 


Dec. 8. 1819, d. 
Mar. 18, 1823, d. 



Dec. 23. 1807. 

Jany 20, 1885, m. Harriet Perry. 

Oct. 11, 1890. 



Mar. 14, 1899, 
Mar. 24, 1895, 

May 11, 1825. 
Apl. 5, 1901, 

Nov. 17, 1897. 
Feby 17, 1907, 



m. John Paine, 
m. Robert D. 
Fowler. 

m. Harriet 
Stone. 

m. Nathaniel 
Child. 




MY MOTHER AND FATHER. 
From Daguerreotypes, 1857. 



100 



MAY. 

Mary Ann May, dau. of Chester May and Hannah Lyman, was 
born June 4, 1812, in the bouse now occupied by her nephew M r. ( Ihester 
E. May, about fifty rods east of the church in Easl Woodstock. She 
taught school one term in the Bugbee district, and although she never 
wandered far from the place of her birth, her mind and soul and sym- 
pathies were ever world-wide and heaven-high. She was married by the 
Rev. Orson Cowles in Hartford, Conn., .May 16, 1836, to .John Paine, 
son of John Paine and Betsey Smith, and bore liini six children. 

She died March 14, 1899. A little later the following tribute ap- 
peared in the "Advocate and Family Guardian," published in New 
York City, the organ of the pioneer child-saving institution in this 
country : 

Passed beyond. At East Woodstock. Conn, on Tuesday, March 14th. 1899, 
Mary Ann Paine, widow of the late John Paine peacefully passed from earth 
to her home beyond. Born in 1812. married in 18^ti. the mother of six children, 
she never looked upon a vacant chair at her fireside for fifty-three years, or 
until 1889, when the husband and father was the first to go. She was next to 
follow. She did not need the discipline of bereavement to make her heart 
yearn over the sorrows of others, and a large picture of the "Home for the 
Friendless" has hung on the wall of her room for many years. She was a con- 
stant reader of the Advocate and Guardian almost from its first number, and 
caused many copies to be sent to others. Thoroughly in sympathy with its 
purpose, she would frequently point out to her children and friends some good 
thing she had found in it. 

With never a severe sickness, she wonderfully retained all her faculties 
and dearly loved to sing alone, or with others, the good old songs. Only a 
few days before her death she sang in a clear, full voice the hymn beginning 
"I hear Thy welcome voice." Her absent children were blessed from time to 
time with letters, full of motherly love and solicitude, and marvels of penman- 
ship to the last. 

Of a quiet and retiring disposition, she nevertheless was able to "preach 
the gospel to every creature" who came within the sphere of her influence. 
No guest or servant could remain long under her roof without realizing that 
Christ was her personal friend and Saviour, and that she was "so anxious not 
to go to heaven alone." Her Bible was the chart for each day's voyage, and 
she never thought of heaven as an unknown country. Her Saviour had pre- 
pared a place for her and she was ever ready to be summoned home. To a 
mind well stored with current knowledge she added a mighty wealth of heaven- 
ly wisdom and to a heart full of neighborly and family affection she added a 
supreme love for her Saviour, so that her life was filled with radiance and 
light. "Her children arise up and call her blessed." L. M. P. 

"Happy he with such a mother." 

John Paine 

Born Jan 12 1812 

Died July 14 1889 

Mary A. May 

His wife 

Born June 4, 1812 

Died March 14 1899. 



101 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Daniel Brewer and his wife Joanna arrived in Boston on "The 
Lyon," Sept. 16, 1632. He settled in Roxbury and was made freeman 
May 14, 1634. He owned 27-J acres of land. He died early in 1646. 
His will calls him "husbandman" and gives his property to his wife 
Joanna and all children by name. His widow survived him more than 
forty years and died Feby 7, 1689, aged 87 years. 



Children : 



Daniel born in England. 

Nathaniel b. May 1, 1635. 

Ann 

Joanna 

Sarah b. Mch 8, 1638, 

George 



d. March 13, 1659. 



d. 1646. 



m. John May 



Sarah Brewer, dau. of Daniel and Joanna Brewer, was born in 
Roxbury Mar. 8, 1638. She married, Nov. 19, 1656, John May the sec- 
ond and bore him eight children. By her father's will she received "five 
pounds to be paid in Cattell or Corne, also a flock bed furnished, my 
new Kettle and a pewter dish. ' ' 




My Children, 1898. 
RUTH, OLIVE, NORMAN, MERLIN. 



102 



ROBINSON. 

\Vii.ua.m Robinson caiiM' from England in L635 and was a member 
of the church in Dorchester at its organization in L636. He removed 

to Salem and was made IV tan May L8, 1642. He joined the Ancienl 

and Honorable Artillery Company in 104.'!. lie was thrice married. 
The names of Ins wives were Prudence, Margarel and Ursula. Ee 
died July 6, 1668, "drawn through by the cog wheel of his mill and was 
torn in pieces and slain." (Eliot) 

His will probated .">1 July L668 mentions his wife Ursula, his eldest 
son, Samuel, son Increase, dan. Prudence Bridge of Roxbury, dan. 
Waiting Penniman of Brantry and "Mary Streetor my wives daugh- 
ter." The inventory was £435:12:6. His widow, Ursula, who had been 
the widow of Samuel Hosier; as well as of Stephen Streetor at an earlier 
day, married July 15, 167.'!, Griffin Crafts "and this fourth husband 
buried her." 

Children : 

Samuel bapt. June 14, 1(140. 

Increase bapt. Mar. 14, 1642. 

Prudence b. 1643, m. John Bridge. 

Waiting b. Apl 26, lfi4(i, in. Joseph Penniman. 

Prudence Robinson, dan. of William and Prudence Robinson, was 
born in Salem in 1643. She was married about 1660 to John Bridge of 
Roxbury and bore him six children. 



Edward Bridge was made freeman at Roxbury 22 May 16.'!!). His 
wife's name was Mary. He lived on the Dorchester road, where he 
had eight acres. He died 20 Dec. 1683 aged 82. 

Children: 

John b. about 1635, d. Aug. 20, 1674, m. Prudence Robin- 

son. 

Mary b. Nov. IS, 1637. m. Samuel Gay, 1661. 

Thomas b. May 31, 1639. 

John Bridge, son of Edward and Mary Bridge, was born about 
1635. He married about 1660 Prudence, dau. of William Robinson of 
Salem, and died at Roxbury Aug. 20, 1674. 

Children : 

Mary b. Apl 21, 1661, m. Joseph Lyon 1681 

Pradenee b. June 11, 1664, m. John May 1684. 

Margaret b. July 18, 1666, d. at four years. 

Edward b. Sept. 9. 1668. 

John b. Jany 11, 1671. 

Margaret b. Mar. 11, 1673. 

Prudence Bridge, dau. of John Bridge and Prudence Robinson, 
was born at Roxbury dune 11, 1(564. She married June 2, 1684 John 
May the third, and bore him eleven children. 

103 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Edwabd Morris, son of Thomas Morris and Grissie Hewsom, was 
born in Waltham Abbey, Essex Co. England in August 1630. His 
father is thought to have died in Boston in 1637. By vote shown on the 
records of Roxbury, Feby 23, 1652 "William Peacock and Edward 
Morris have four acres each." By vote Jan'y 29, 1654 "the ground 
that was given to Edward Morris is upon John May's request and 
Edward Morris' forfeiture granted to John May, provided he build 
there within this twelvemonth. 

He was married Nov. 20, 1655, to Grace Bett by Richard Belling- 
ham, Deputy Governor. William Hubbard of Ipswich sold, Oct. 13, 
1666, to Isaac Johnson, William Davis and Edward Morris 118 acres 
of land about four miles from the Roxbury meeting house on the road 
to Dedham. Here he lived until he removed to Woodstock in 1686. He 
was selectman of Roxbury for twelve years and Deputy to the General 
Court for nine years, from 1678 to 1686. In Woodstock he was chosen 
Selectman, July 8, 1689, and May 26, 1690. He was chosen lieutenant 
of the militia July 8, 1689, and confirmed by the Governor July 13, 1689, 
and so became the first military officer of Woodstock. He died Sept 
14, 1690, and is buried on Woodstock Hill. His widow died in Roxbury 
June 6, 1705. He was admitted to the church in Roxbury Sept 12, 1658, 
and his wife May 22, 1659. All his children were born there and all 
were baptized by the ' ' beloved apostle ' ' the Rev. John Eliot. 











Child 


ren : 






Isaac 


b. 


Sept. 


16, 1656, 


d. 


Oct. 21, 1715, 


m. 


Hannah Mayo. 


Edward 


b. 


Mch. 


1659, 


d. 


Aug. 29, 1727, 


m. 


Elizabeth Bowen 


Grace 


b. 


Feby 


. 7, 1661, 


d. 


Dec. 10. 1723, 


m. 


Benjamin Child. 


Ebenezer 


b. 


Apl. 


14, 1664, 


d. 


Feby 26. 1718. 


m. 


Sarah Davis. 


Elizabeth 


b. 


Mch. 


1666, 


d. 


Mch. 6, 1754, 


m. 


Joshua Child. 


Margaret 


b. 


Sept. 


25, 166S, 






m. 


John Johnson. 


Samuel 


b. 


Mch. 


19, 1670, 


d. 


Jany. 9, 1745, 


m. 


Mehitable Mayo. 


Martha 


b. 


Nov. 


30, 1674, 






m. 


Dea. William 
Lyon. 



Elizabeth Morkis, dau. of Edward Morris and Grace Bett, was 
born in Roxbury March 1666, was baptized March 25, and married Mch. 
9, 1685, Joshua Child, son of Benjamin Child- and Mary Bowen. She 
had twelve children and forty-three grandchildren. She died Mch. 6, 
1752 and was buried in West Roxbury. 

Grace Morris, dau. of Edward Morris and Grace Bett, was born 
in Roxbury Feby 7, 1661, was baptized Feby 17, and admitted to the 
church Aug. 21, 1681. She married March 7, 1681-2 Benjamin Child, 
son of Benjamin Child and Mary Bowen. She had twelve children and 
seventy-seven grandchildren. She died Dec. 10, 1723, and was buried 
in West Roxbury. 

104 



GODDARD. 

William ( rODDARDj a grocer of London, came t<> America in 1665 
when the great plague was raging in London. He was the seventh son 
of Edward (Joddard of Inglesham, Wilts Co. Bng. and Priscilla, dan. 
of John D'Oyley, a wealthy farmer of Chiselhampton. His father was 
a Parliament man in the time of the civil wars and suffered loss of his 
house and other property by the cavaliers. He traced his descent from 
Walter (ioddardville, who died 1273, in the time of Henry III. His 
wife, Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin Miles of London, came to America 
in 1666, the year of the great lire in London, in which he lost much 
property. She brought three children, three having died in London. 
They settled in Watertown where he was admitted to the church and 
chosen selectman in 1668-9. 

He was a man of good education and a teacher. It is said that he 
came to America to collect a debt and concluded to remain. "July 8, 
1674, William Godheard of Watertown, gentleman, and Elizabeth, his 
wife, sold to Richard Child, yeoman, 50 acres in Little Plain." 

"Mar. 27, 1680. These are to certify that Mr. William (ioddard of 
Watertown, whom the said towne by covenanting engaged to teach such 
children as should lie sent to him to learn the rules of the Latin tongue, 
hath those accomplishments which render him capable to discharge the 
trust (in that respect) committed to him. John Sherman, pastor." He 
died Oct. 6, 1691, and his widow Feby. 8, 1697-8. Inventory of his es- 
tate was £75 :5. 



William 
Joseph 

Robert 

Thomas 

Benjamin 
Elizabeth 
■Tosiah 
Edward 



b. 1653, 
b. 1655, 



b. In Watertown 

June 8, 1667, 
b. Aug. 17, 1668. 
b. Jany. 22, 1670, 
1). Mar. 24, 1674-5 
b. Mar. 24, 1 674-5, 



Children : 




d. Febv. 1708, 
d. July 25, 1728, 


m. Leah Fisher. 
m. Deborah Tread 


d. 1716, 


way. 
m. Elizabeth Shat- 
tuek. 


d. July '.). 1677. 





d. Oct. 24, 1748, 
died young. 
d. Nov. 14, 1720. 
d. Febv. 9. 17f>4. 



m. Martha Palfrey. 



m. 
m, 



Rachel Davis. 
Susanna Stone 



Joseph Goddard, son of William Goddard and Elizabeth Miles, was 
born in London in 1655 and came to Watertown in 1666. He married 
Deborah, dau. of Nathaniel Treadway and Sufferance Howe May 25, 
1680, and settled in Brookline on "that most beautiful farm" where 
his great grandson was living in 1840. He was chosen grandjuryman 
in 1714 and 1718; leather seller in 1715, '16 and '17 and town treasurer 
in 1718. He was one of a committee to examine the accounts of the 
meeting house committee and in 1715 was on the committee to finish 
the meeting house. He died in Brookline, July 25, 172S. 



105 



MY ANCESTORS. 







Children : 


Elizabeth 


b. 


Jany. 8, 1680-1, 


Joseph 


b. 


Nov. 7, 1682. 


James 




d. 1734, 


Deborah 


b. 


June 19, 1693, d. Jany. 14, 1761, 


Robert 


b. 


1694, d. May 8, 1785, 



m. Dea. John Adams. 

m. Mary Woodward, 
m. William Child, 
m. Mehitable Spring, 
2nd. Lucy Seaver. 



John 



b. 1699. 



Deboeah Goddard, dau. of Joseph Goddard and Deborah Treadway, 
was born in Brookline June 19, 1693. She married in 1723 William, 
son of Benjamin Child and Grace Morris, and bore him four children. 
She lies buried on Woodstock Hill besides her first two children. Her 
husband is buried in East Woodstock. 



Here lies y e Body of 
Mrs. Debo r ah Child 

The wife of 

Mr. William Child 

She died Jan> y p 14th 

1761 in the 68th year 

of her age. 



In Memory of Mr. 

William Child who 

died April 15 1770 

in the 74th year 

of his age. 




My Children, 1909. 
NORMAN, MERLIN. 



106 



TKKADWAY. 




HOUSE IN WHICH I WAS MARRIED IN 1881. 
East Woodstock, Conn. 

Nathaniel Treadway, a weaver, married Sufferance dau. of Elder 
Edward Howe of Watertown. He settled first in Sudbury where his 
first two children were born and then in Watertown, where he was 
selectman in 1653-55-64-66-6!)-70 and 72. He died in Watertown July 
20, 1689. His wife died July 22, 1682. His will dated June 25, 1687, 
mentions his sons Jonathan, James and Josiah; children of dau. Hay- 
ward by her first husband Hapgood; sons in law, Josiah Jones and 
Joseph Goddard. 



Children : 



Jonathan b. Nov. 11. 1640; 

Mary b. Aug. 1, 1612, 

James b. about 1611. 

Elizabeth b. Aug 3. 1616. 



Lydia 
Josiah 



b. 1650, 



d. May 10, 1710 
d. May 17, 1677 



Deborah b. Aug. 2, 1657, 



in. Judith Thurston, 
in. Timothy Hawk- 
ins. 
He was killed by Indians Aug. 2. 1675. 

m. Shadrach Hag- 
good 1667, 2nd 
Hayward. 
d. Sept. 16. 1713. m. Ca'pt. Josiah 
Jones. 

m. Sarah Sweetman 
1673, 2nd. Dorothv 
Cutler 1697. 

m. Joseph Goddard. 



Deborah Treadway. dau. of Nathaniel Treadway and Sufferance 
Howe, was born in Watertown Aug. 2, 1 657. She married, Mar. 25, 1680, 
Joseph son of William Goddard and Elizabeth Miles. She had five 
children. Her gravestone in Roxbury is inscribed : Here lyes ye body 
of Deborah Goddard, wife to Joseph Goddard aged 57 years, deceased 
June ye 8, 1714. 



107 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Edward Howe was one of the largest original proprietors of Wa- 
tertown. He was admitted freeman May 14, 1634, was chosen select- 
man in 1637, '39, '41, '42 and '43. He was deputy from Watertown in 
May and Sept. 1635, in Sept. and Dec. 1636, and in May 1639 ; also in 
1642 and '43. He was part owner of a mill, of which Matthew Cradock 
of London was part owner. 

"There fell out a case between Mr. Dudley, one of the council, (after- 
wards Governor) and Mr. Howe, a ruling elder of the church at Watertown, 
about a title to a mill. The case is too long here to report, but it was so clear 
on Mr. Dudley's part, both in law and equity, most of the magistrates also and 
deputies concurring therein, as the elders, being desired to be present at the 
hearing of the case, they also consented with the judgment of the court, before 
the case was put to vote, and some of them humbly advised the court that it 
would be greatly to their dishonor and an apparent injustice, if they should 
otherwise determine." Governor Bellingham "took upon him to answer all 
the arguments, but so weakly as many were ashamed at it." (2 Winthrop 5.) 

"A General Court held at Boston Dec. 10, '11 : Whether the right of pres- 
ent possession of Watertowne mill w ch Mr. Howe doth sue for, bee due to him 
or no? The vote was that it is M r . Dudleys & not M r . Hows." (1 Col. Rec. 
316.) 

He died June 24, 1644, leaving his widow, Margaret, and two daugh- 
ters : Sufferance, wife of Nathaniel Treadway of Watertown, and Anne, 
wife of John Stone of Sudbury. His will dated June 13, 1644, was 
probated July 25, 1644. After some specific legacies, he gives 
"all the rest of my estate, howsinge, Lands, Chattels & moveable goods & Debts 
to my wife. If she shall not make use of or dispose of my estate during her 
life, what she leave, Anne Stone shall have one third part of all ye Cattle ; & all 
ye rest of ye Cattle, howsinge, Lands Debts and moveables I give to Nathaniel 

Treadaway. 

By me Edward How" 

"In answer to ye petition of Mrs. Margarett Howe & Nathaniel Treada- 
way, liberty was granted them to drawe two butts of wyne wch they ree'd for 
debt, wch they cannot sell without great losse by ye butt. By both howses." 
Ill Col. Rec. 81. 

His widow married George Bunker, constable of Charlestown, 
"owner of the summit of that immortal hill of glory bearing his name" 
and by her will dated Apl 8, 1647, proved Dec. 18, 1660, gave one half 
her estate to Nathaniel Treadway, one third to John Stone and one 
sixth to her sister Mary Rogers of Bexteath, Eng. The Inventory was 
£216. 

Sufferance Howe, dau. of Edward and Margaret Howe, was born 
about 1620 and was married about 1639 to Nathaniel Treadway of Wa- 
tertown. She died July 22, 1682, having borne seven children. 

108 



MORSK. 

Anthony Moesb was born May !), 1600, in Marlborough, Wiltshire, 

Eng. 

"South "". A list of such passengers as shipl themselves a1 the town of 
Hampton in The James of London of iijc tonnes 

Win. Cooper Mr. Vrs, N. E. in Apl. 1635. 

# * * # * 

Anthony Morse / . „, , ,, 

TiT-iv tit r Jlarnirniiir h. Shoemakers 

\\ llliiuu Morse ( 

Be arrived in Boston June 3, 1635, and was made freeman May 
25, 1636. Ho was a man of courage, energy, enterprise and greal in- 
tegrity of character. He settled in Newbury, and so did bis brothers 
William and Robert. 

William Morse and his wife Elizabeth, and Caleb Powell were 
among the first victims of legal investigation of witchcraft in New 
England. Powell was acquitted after a lengthy trial at which Anthony 
Morse testified that he was in his brother's house when a 
"hamar came down the chimny, and within a litell spas of tiem aftar that. 
came a pece of woud about a fute loung and within a litell after that came 
down a fiar brend." 

Elizabeth was found guilty May 20, 1680 of having "familiarity 
with the Divil" and was sentenced to be hanged, but was afterward re- 
prieved. He died Oct. 12, 1686. His children were by his first wife 
Mary. His second wife died childless Mar 9, 1679-80. 

Children : 

Anthony I), ab. 1638, d. Feby 25, 1677-8, in. Mary Barnard. 

Benjamin b. Mar. 4, 1640, m. Ruth Sawyer. 

(He was ancestor of the East Woodstock Morses.) 

Sarah b. May 1, 1641, m. Amos Stickney. 

Hannah b. 1642, 

Lydia b. -May, 1645, d. May 8, 1647. 

Lydia b. Oct. 7, 1647, d. soon. 

Mary b. Apl. 9, 1649. d. June 14, 1662. 

Hester b. May 3, 1651. m. Robert Holmes 

Joshua b. July 24, 1653, d. Mar. 28, 1691, m. Joanna - — • 

Anthony Morse, son of Anthony and Mary, was born about 1638, 
in Newbury about half a mile south of the most ancient cemetery where 
traces of the old house, a few rods from the road, are yet visible (1850). 
He succeeded to the paternal acres and lived upon them. He married 
May 8, 1660, Elizabeth Knight, who bore him four children and died 
in childbirth July 29, 1667. He married, second, Mary, dan. of Thomas 
Barnard, Nov. 10, 1669. She also bore him four children. He died 
Feby. 25, 1677-8, eight years before his father. In his will, dated Feby. 
23, 1677-8, he names his wife Mary and six children. It is signed "An- 
thony Mors, Jun." Inventory is €221. 

109 



MY ANCESTORS. 



Ruth 

Anthony 

Joseph 

Elizabeth 

John 

Mary 

Peter 

Sarah 



b. May 20, 1661, 

b. Jany 1, 1663, 

b. July 29, 1665, 

b. July 29, 1667, 

b. Sept. 13, 1670, 

b, Aug. 31, 1672, 

b. Nov. 14, 1674, 



Children : 

d. July 24, 1661. 
d. Jany 29, 1722, 
d. Jany 15, 1689, 
d. Feby 25, 1677. 
d. Oct. 30, 1721. 

d. Nov. 2, 1721. 



m. Sarah Pike. 

in. Lydia Plummer. 

in. Hannah Williams, 
m. Jabez Corbin 
m. Priseilla Carpen- 
ter. 



b. Nov. 23, 1676, d. July 7, 1677. 



Peter Moese, son of Lieut. Anthony Morse and Mary Barnard, was 
born in Newbury Nov. 14, 1674. He removed to Woodstock about 1698 
and married Dec. 22, 1698, Priseilla, dau. of John Carpenter. In the 
Diary of John May are the following : 

"1717. March 27, 28, I mortist Posts for Peter Morse." "March 29, 1717 
Reckoned with Peter Morse and on ballance of all accounts, except about the 
posts, and I remained Ditto to him 12 and 10 Pence." "March 25, 1719 
Reckon 'd with Peter Mors and he — Debtor to me — 0:1 :0." 

He died of small pox Nov. 2, 1721. Fifty-two lots were distributed 
at Woodstock Sept 11, 1725, in part as follows: Lot 29 to Jonathan 
Peake, Lot 25 to Samuel Paine, Lot 7 to John Child, Lot 6 to Heirs of 
John and Peter Morse (lately died of small pox). "During the summer 
of 1721 Woodstock with many other New England towns suffered from 
that terrible visitation, small pox, — six persons including some of her 
leading young men dying of that disease. ' ' 







< 


Children : 






John 


b. 


Dec. 29, 1699, 


d. Nov. 13, 1764, 


in. 


Sarah Peake. 


Mary 


b. 


Mch. 3, 1701, 




m. 


Abraham Paine 


Priseilla 


b. 


Sept. 23, 1702, 




m. 


Daniel Lyon 1726. 


Rebecca 


b. 


July 26, 1704, 


d. 1720. 






Peter 


b: 


Feby 13, 1706, 


d. 1718. 






Joseph 


b. 


Oct. 14, 1707. 


d. Mar. 1, 1777, 


m. 


Kezia Cleveland. 


Anthony 


b. 


June 10, 1709, 


d. Apl. 18, 1738, 


m. 


Mary Manning 


Lydia 


b. 


Feby 1, 1711, 


d. 1737. 






Amos 


b. 


Oct. 13, 1712. 




in. 


Mary Marscraft 


Esther 


b. 


Nov. 2, 1714, 


d. 1742, 


m. 


Elisha Cleaveland 


Peter 


b. 


June 30. 1719. 


d. Aug. 20, 1739, 


m. 


Mary Sanger. 


Anna 


b. 


June 15, 1720, 


d. 1720. 






Abiel 


1 










Benjamin 


\ 


b. May 1, 1722, 


posthumous. 







"Peter Morse and Priseilla Carpenter had fourteen children. Only eight 
of them lived to manhood and two of them, though married, died childless, 
and two others of them had but one child each who died in infancy. The pos- 
terity of my grandfather Morse were chiefly weakly and consumptive and most 
of them who lived to manhood died of that complaint — none of them arrived 
to the age of seventy years." (Birthday reflections of Dea. Jedidiah Morse. 
MSS.) 



110 



MORSE. 

John Morse, sou of Peter Morse and Priscilla Carpenter, was born 
in Woodstock Doc 29, K>!<!». He married Feby 7, 17l'5, Sarah dau. of 
Jonathan Peake, Jun. ;m<l settled on the Morse homestead, iii the 
diary of John May is this entry: "December 17, L731. Then Reckoned 
with John Morse and he remained Debtor to me I L s -5." Under date of 
Mar. L756, he was one of forty- four signers for a division of the church 
as opposed to the Rev. Abel Stiles. He died of cancer and consumption 
Nov. 13, 1764. 

< liildreu : 

Jedidiah b. July 8, 1726, d. Dec 29, 1819, m. Sarah Child. 

John b. June lti, 1728. 

Priscilla b. Feby. 2, 1730. 

Sarah b. June 5, 1732, m. John Dodge 1750. 

Susanna b. Aug. 24, 1734, in. Benjamin P>uj, r - 

bee. 
Rebecca b. Sept. 5, 1736. 
Lydia b. July 27, 1738, d. 1754. 

Hannah b. Apl. 1, 1740. 
Mary b. Dec 25, 1742, .1. 1754. 

Jonathan b. "Jany. 7. 1746, d. 174!), aged 3 years and 4 months, hav- 
ing read the Bible twice through, committed many passages, lead the de- 
votions of the family, and given satisfactory evidences of piety." 

Jedidiah Morse, son of John Morse and Sarah Peake, was born in 
Woodstock July 8, 1726. He married Feby. 19, 1746-7, Sarah, dan. of 
John Child and Abigail Aspinwall. He was so thoughtful in his old 
age as to put in writing a brief sketch of his life from which I take the 
following items : 

"Birthday Reflections with a Register of my past life— July 19, 1810—1 
am now 84 years old this day." (Note the Eleven days lost by changing from 
Old Style to New Style) "Sept. 12, 1749, tirst freemen's meeting in Woodstock 
under jurisditcion of Conn., I with 73 others took the oath of freeman, since 
which time my whole time has been filled up annually with one or more of 
the following public concerns in the town where I was horn. 

Dec. 4, 1752, chosen surveyor of highways, served six years. 

Dec. 1, 1755, chosen lister, served seven years. 

Dec. 7, 1761, chosen constable, served three years. 

Dec. 5, 1763, chosen Selectman, served eighteen years, which time included 
last year of Revolutionary war. 

Apl. 9, 1764, chosen representative; have served at thirty one Assemblies — 
State and Special. 

Dec. 3, 1764, chosen Town Clerk, have served twenty seven years and six 
months. I have recorded 2756 deeds, leases and execu- 
tions; 1804 births; 377 marriages; besides all town votes 
and other proceedings in Town and Freemen's meetings 
that were matters of public record, all of which has been 
done without any compensation or reward. 

Dec. 14, 1767, chosen Clek and Treasurer of the First Society in Woodstock 
and served twenty years. 

In Ang. 1774, Appointed Justice of the Peace by the General Assembly and so 
on from year to year until June 20, 1801. 783 judgments 
were obtained before me and 140 o + her actions settled. I 
married 65 couples. I wrote 45 wills. I was appointed 

111 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Notary Public by Gov. Samuel Huntington, which com- 
mission is in full force to this day. 
In July 1763, chosen Deacon with Dea. Wm. Skinner and we stood together 
in that relation to ye church 43 years in harmony and good 
agreement. 

I have served my fellow men for about 50 years in the 
necessary, the fatiguing business of a farrier, according to the 
best of my skill and ability both night and day." 

From Conn, in Revolution (Hinman) pg. 65 I quote: 

"At a very full meeting of the inhabitants of the town of 
Woodstock legally warned and held at said Woodstock on the 
21st day of June 1774, Nathaniel Childs, Esq., was chosen Mod- 
erator. The resolves of the House of Rep. of this Colony in 
May 1774 were read and then voted unanimously : 

That the thanks of this town be given to Capt. Elisha Child 
and Jedidiah Moise, Esq., the representatives of this corporate 
body for their consenting to and voting the above resolves in 
conjunction with the other representatives of this colony in 
General Court assembled — as said resolves do honor to the 
worthy representatives of a free, loyal and virtuous people, are 
veiy expressive of the sentiments of the inhabitants of this 
town and by them judged necessary in such a day as this when 
we have the most convincing proof of a fixed and determined 
plan of the British administration to overthrow the liberties 
of America and subject these colonies to a bondage that our 
fathers did not, would not, — fled into the wilderness that 
they might not, and God grant that we, their posterity never 
may — bear. * * * Voted that Capt. Elisha Child Cha'les C. 
Chandler, Jedidiah Morse, Esqrs. Capt. Samuel McClellan and 
Nathaniel Child, Esq. be a committee for maintaining a corre- 
spondence with the towns of this and the neighboring colonies." 

He responded to the Lexington Alarm in 1775, but served only two 
days. He died Dec. 29, 1819, aged 93. 



Children : 



Dorothy 

Jonathan 

Calvin 

Amos 

Amos 

Dorothy 

Lydia 

Jedidiah 



Leonard, 
Sarah 



b. Dec. 20, 1747, 
b. Apl. 30, 1750, 
b. June 30, 1752, 
b. Feby. 15, 1755, 
b. Feby. 19, 1756, 
b. Apl. 29, 1757, 
b. June 22, 1759, 
b. Aug. 23, 1761, 



d. Apl. 20, 1755. 



■i. Apl. 7, 1830, 
d. Mar. 15, 1755. 
d. Mav 7, 1756. 
d. Nov. 23, 1814, 
d. Dec. 9, 1792, 
d. June 9, 1826, 



m. Azubah Lyon, 
m. Sophia Mason. 



m. Silas May. 
m. Willard Child, 
m. Elizabeth Ann 
Breese. 

He was the Father of American Geogranhy; Pastor of the First 
Cong'l Church of Charlestown from his installation Apl. 30, 1789, (Rev. 
Fliphalet Lyman was a member of the council) until Aug. 1819 ; Doc- 
tor of Divinity; and father of Prof. Samuel Finley Breese Morse, the 
Artist and Inventor of the Electro-magnetic telegraph. 

b. Nov. 11, 1763, d. Dec. 16, 1765. 
b. Jany. 2, 1765, d. Feby 5, 1765. 



112 



MOKKR. 



Dohotii v Moese, dau. of Dea. Jedidiah Morse and Sarah ( Ihild, was 
born in Woodstock Apl. 29, 17T)7. She was married Mar. 30, 1780, to 
Silas May and bore him five children. She died Nov. 23, 1814, and 
lies buried beside her husband near the center of the cemetery in Easl 
Woodstock. 



In Memory of 
M r . Silas May 
who departed this life 
in the Christian hope 
Dec r . 26th 1805 
in his 52 d year 
Jesus can make a dying; bed 
Feel soft as downy pillows are 
While on his breast I lean my head 
And breathe my life out sweetly there. 



Sacred 
To the Memory of 
Mrs. Dorothy May 
consort of Mr. Silas May 
who died Nov 23 1814 
In the 58th year of her age. 
Friendship below must be dissolved 
But if our Heav" be sure 
True friendship soon shall be renew 'd 
To be dissolved no more. 




MY AUNT HANNAH MAY LIVED AT MY FATHER'S HOUSE DURING MY 
CHILDHOOD AND I WAS HER ESPECIAL CARE. 



Thomas Barnard of Salisbury by his wife Helen had nine children. 
He was killed by Indians. 

Children : 
Thomas b. May 10. 1641, m. Sarah. 

Nathaniel b. Jany 15, 1643. 
Martha 

i.i i 

m. Anthony Morse, 
in. William Ilacket. 



Mary 

Sarah 

Hannah 

Ruth 

John 



b. Sept. 22, 1615. 
b. Sept. 28, 1647, 



b. Nov. 24, 1649, 
b. Oct. 16, 1651 
b. Jany 12, 1655. 



m. Benjamin Stevens 



Daughter b. Jany 20, 1657. 



Mary Barnard, dau. of Thomas and Helen Barnard, was born Sept. 
22, 1645. She married Nov. 10, Ki69, Anthony Morse 2nd and bore him 
four children. She was his second wife and after his death on Feby 
25, 1678, she married for a second husband Philip Eastman, Aug. 22, 
1678. 

113 



MY ANCESTORS. 

William Caepenteb came to America in the ship "Bevis," sailing 
from Southampton in May 1638. Among the sixty one passengers were : 
"William Carpenter of Wherwell aged 62 years; William, his son, aged 
33 years; his son's wife, Abigail aged 32 years and four grandchildren 
of ten years old or less." He was a carpenter by trade and of the ninth 
generation from John Carpenter who was a member of Parliament in 
1323. He returned to England in the vessel in which he came. 

William Carpenter, son of William Carpenter, was born in Eng- 
land in 1605, came to America in 1638, and settled in Weymouth where 
he was made freeman May 13, 1640. He was chosen constable Jany. 28, 
1640-1 and representative in 1641 and 1643. He removed to Rehoboth 
and was Town Clerk from its settlement in 1643 until 1649. He was 
rated at £254:10:00 among the 58 tax payers of Rehoboth. "The 31st 
of Maie 1645, at a meeting of the town upon public notice given, Stephen 
Paine and William Carpenter were chosen to go to Plymouth to the 
Court to certify the town's minds." In 1656 he served again as deputy. 

' ' June 22" 1658 ; At a town meeting lawfully named, lots were drawn 
for the meadows that lie on the north side of the town in order as fol- 
loweth according to person and estate : No. 10 Stephen Paine Sen : 15 
Henry Smith; 16 Will Carpenter, Sen; 25 Joseph Peck; 29 Peter Hunt; 
42 Stephen Paine Jun." His land was described on the town records 
about 1643 as 

"Two acres in the west ffield, etc. ffower acres in the mill ffield, etc. 
Eighteen acres neare the ffresh pond etc. Three acres in Harrises Rainge 
etc. ffower awes in Harrises Rainge etc. ffower acres in Harrises Rainge 
etc. Two acres of ffresh marse. 

He was appointed Captain in 1642 to lead troops against Samuel 
Gorton and others who were attempting to dispossess his cousin William 
Carpenter of Providence and others of their land in Pawtuxit. 

He left a will dated Dee, 10 (1658) and proven Apl. 21, 1659, in 
which he mentions his wife, his son John and his son, son William and 
his son John, son Joseph and his son Joseph, dau. Hannah, son Abiah, 
dau. Abigail, son (in law) John Titus, and son Samuel. He was a man 
of good estate and of good education if we may judge from his will. 
He named many books, among which are 

"Dr. Jarvis's Catechism, Helms' History of the World, Perkins' Christ's 
Sermon on the Mount, the good Bible, Burroughs' Jewel of Contentment, The 
Oil of Gladness, one book of Psalms, a Dictionary, Barrows upon Private Con- 
tentions, Ainsworth upon the five books of Moses, Canticle and Psalms, and 
Mr. Brightman on Revelation and my concordance." "I give to my son Wil- 
liam the young grey mare, or two yearling colts, and five pounds of sugar or 
wampum, and my coate, and one suit of apparel, and Mr. Mahew on the four 
Evangelists. I give unto him my Latin books, my Greek grammer, and Hebrew 
grammer and my Greek Lexicon, and I give to him 10 pounds of cotton wool ; 
and to his son John, twenty shillings to be paid to him a year after my de- 
cease." 

114 



CARPENTER. 



( hildren : 



John b. ab. L628, d. May 23, 1695, in. Hannah Hope. 

William b. ab. 1631, d. Jany. 26, 1703 m. Priseilla Bennett, 

2nd Miriam Searles 

Joseph b. ab. 1633, buried .May 6, 1675, m. Margarel Sutton. 

Hannah b. Apl. 3, 1640, m. Joseph Carpenter. 

Abiah b. Apl. 9, 1643, d. ab. 1700. 

Ahigail b. Apl. 9, 1643, d. Mar. 5, 1710. in. John Titus. Jr., 

2nd. Jonah Palmer, 
Jr. 

Samuel b. ab. 1644, d. Feby. 20, 1682-3; m. Sarah Readaway. 

William Carpenter, sou of William and Abigail Carpenter, was 
born in England about 1631. He came to America with bis father in 
1638 ami was a fanner in Rehoboth. He was elected Town Clerk May 
13, 1668 and held the office until his death in 1703, excepting one year, 
1693. He was Deputy to the General Court at Plymouth in 1668 and 
was chosen Deacon the same year. In 1685 he surveyed the North Pur- 
chase (Attleboro) into 83 fifty acre lots. He was a man of superior 
ability and noted for his penmanship, lie married Oct. 5, 1651, Pris- 
eilla Bennett, who bore him four children and died, Oct. 20, 1663, like 
Rachel of old at the birth of her son Benjamin. Without great delay 
he married Dec. 10, 1663, Miriam Searles, who bore him ten children 
and died May 1, 1722, aged 93 years. He died Jany. 26, 1703, aged 72 
years, leaving an estate valued at £215:5:4 including hooks £3:10: 

( Ihildren : 

John b. Oct. 1!), 1652, m. Rebecca Reada- 

way, 2nd Sarah 
Fuller, widow of 
Ralph Day. 

William b. June 20, 1659, d. Mar. 10, 171S-K. m. Elizabeth Robin- 
son. 

Priseilla 1). July 24. 1661, m. Richard Sweet. 

Benjamin b. Oct. 20, 1663, d. Apl. 18, 1738, m. Hannah Strong. 



Josiah b. Dee. 18. 1664, d. Feb. 28. 1727, m. Elizabeth Read. 

Nathaniel b. May 12, 1667, d. ab. 1741. m. Rachel Cooper. 

2nd Mary Preston, 

3rd Mary Cooper. 

4th Mary Paeon. 
Daniel b. Oct. 8, 1669, m. Bethiah Bliss, 

2nd Elizabeth But- 
terworth, 

3rd Margarel 
Thurston. 

4th Mary Hunt. 

5th Mary Hyde. 
Noah b. March 28, 1672. d. Apl. 1756, m. Sarah Johnson, 

2nd Ruth Follett, 

3rd Tabitha 
Bishop. 

115 



MY ANCESTORS. 



Miriam b. Oct. 16, 1674, d. May 21, 1706, m. Jonathan Bliss. 

Obadiah b. Mar. 12, 1677-8, d. Oct. 25, 1749, m. Deliverance Pres- 
ton. 

Ephraim b. Apl. 25. 1681, d. young. 

Ephraim b. Apl. 25,' 1683, d. Apl. 20, 1743, m. Hannah Read, 

2nd Martha Ide. 

Hannah b. Apl. 10, 1684, m. Jonathan Chaffee. 

Abigail b. Apl. 15, 1687, d. Jany 15, 1781, m. Daniel Perrin 3d. 

John Carpenter, son of William Carpenter and Priscilla Bennett, 
was born in Rehoboth, Oct. 19, 1652. About 1676 be married Rebecca, 
dau. of James Readaway of Rehoboth. He married, second, Sarab, 
dau. of Thomas Fuller and widow of Ralph Day, who died Oct. 21, 1694. 
He was a carpenter or bousewrigbt by trade and lived in Rehoboth, 
Swansea, Attleboro, Dedham and Woodstock. He served in the war 
against King Philip and afterwards was made Captain. He advanced 
money with others to carry on that war. Among the number were : 

£. s. d. 

Stephen Paine Jun. 10 :11 :5 

Samuel Peck 9 : 2 :8 

Wid. Carpenter 6 : :6 

John Carpenter 1 :18 :6 

Win. Carpenter (his brother) 8:17:3 

He moved to Woodstock in 1690 and in 1692 was employed in fmish- 
ing the meeting bouse. His estate was valued at £213. His wife, Sarah, 
survived him and married, third, Samuel Ward. He seems to have died 
prior to 1714, as bis name is not included in a deed by his stepmother 
and most of his brothers of that date, but his son Eliphalet, does sign 
the deed as heir of his grandfather. 

Children : 

Amos b. Dec. 19, 1677, d. July 6, 1681. 

Eliphalet b. Aug. 17, 1679, m. Rebecca , 

2nd Abigail Bacon. 
Priscilla b. Jany 20, 1680-1, d. Aug. 3, 1759, m. Peter Morse. 
Amos b. July 6, 1682. 

Dorothy b. Feby 9, 1683, m. Samuel Bugbee. 

Jesse b. Mar. 29, 1686, m. Margaret Bacon, 

2nd Mary Bacon. 
He was ancestor through Jesse 1716, and Amasa 1744, (a sergeant in 
the Revolution) of Cyril 1772, who m. Abigail May and was father of 
Jonathan, who m. Ellen Paine, and of Prudence who m. Dea. Chester 
Child, and of Lucy who m. Daniel Child. 
Ruth b. Feby 14, 1687. 

Amos b. Feby 12, 1689, d. Mar. 6, 1690-1. 

Martha b. Jany 30, 1691-2, d. May 12, 1692. 
Rebecca b. Nov. 4, 1694, m. Jonathan Orms- 

by. 
Anna b. Mar. 1, 1697, d. Dec. 13, 1717. 

John 

Priscilla Carpenter, dau. of Capt. John Carpenter and Rebecca 
Readaway, was born in Rehoboth Jany 20, 1680-1. She was married 
in Woodstock Dec. 28, 1698, to Peter Morse and died Aug. 3, 1759, hav- 
ing borne him fourteen children. 

116 



I {HAD A WAV. 




MY FAMILY, 1894. 

James Readaway, Redwey, Redway or Reddaway, was in Reho- 
both in 1646. He was probably the father of John, who was the father 
of James b. Jan. 10 1679 and John, b. Sept. 10, 1682; and also the father 
of Sarah who ni. Samuel Carpenter May 25 1660 and was buried Oct. 
28, 1676. (Savage). 



Children: 

John I). Doc 10, 1644. 

Mary b. May 27, 1646. 

Martha b. Mar. 15, 1618. 

James b. Mar. 1650. 

Liddia 1). May 30, 1652. 

Rebecka b. Feby 1654. 

(Vital Statistics of Rehoboth— Arnold.) 



in. Preserved Abell 



m. John Carpenter. 



Rebecca Readaway was born in Rehoboth Feby 1654 and married 
Capt. John Carpenter about 1676. She died prior to her husband, hav- 
ing borne him twelve children. 



117 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Christopher Peake was made freeman in Eoxbury Mar. 4, 1635. 
He was a member of Eliot's church before he married Dorcas French 
on Jany 3, 1636. He died May 22, 1666. His will proven Aug. 2, 1666. 
was witnessed by Edward Bridge and Edward Morris and names his 
wife Dorcas and five children and mentions his tan yard. 

Children : 

Jonathan b. Dec. 17. 1637. 

Dorcas b. Mar. 1, 1640. 

Hannah b. Jany. 25, 1643. 

Joseph b. Feby 12, 1645. 

Infant b. and d. Mar. 30, 1647. 

Infant b. and d. Apl. 6, 1648. 

Ephraiiii b. Mar. 16, 1652. 

Sarah b. Jany 9, 1656. 

Jonathan Peake, son of Christopher Peake and Dorcas French, 
was born in Eoxbury Dec. 17, 1637. Among the 36 petitioners for a 
grant of land in the Nipmuck country (Woodstock) in 1683 are Peter 
Aspinwall, Jonathan Peake, Edward Morris, Henry Bowen and John 
Leavens. He married, Aug. 15, 1660, Sarah, dau. of Lieut. William 
and Elizabeth French, and died in Woodstock June 2, 1700. 

Children : 

d. Sept. 20, 1744. 

(1. Oct, 1666. 

in. June 21 1702 
Mary Stratton. 



Hannah 

Jonathan 

John 

Christopher 

Christopher 


b. 
b. 
b. 

b. 


June 10. 1661. 
Oct. 10. 1663, 
Apl. 9, 1665. 

Feby 9, 1668, 


John 

Joseph 

Sarah 

William 

Elizabeth 


b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 


Apl. 13, 1670. 
Dee. 20, 1671. 
May 18. 1673. 
Jany 12. 1675 
Au?. 9, 1680. 



Jonathan Peake, son of Jonathan Peake and Sarah Frencb, was 
born in Roxbury, Oct. 10, 1663 and bapt. Oct. 18. He was one of the 
first 39 to settle in Woodstock in Apl. 1687. He was chosen surveyor in 
Nov. 1690. John Holmes and Jonathan Peake were directed Oct. 9, 1710, 
"to meet committees from Killingly and Mashamoquet (Pomfret) at 
sun one hour high at farthest on Friday next if it be fair, if not, the 
next fair day, to advise and state a suitable place on Quinebaug River 
where it may be most commodious for a bridge." He married, about 
1690, Hannah, dau. of John Leavens and Hannah Woods. He died 
Sept. 20, 1744. 

118 



PBAKE. 



( 'liililrcn : 



Joseph b. Nov. 23, 1691. 

Bannah b. Nov. II. L693. 

Dorcas b. Feby 29, L696. 

Bethiah b. Peby 20, 1698, 

Abigail b. Apl. 7, 1700. 

Sarah b. Apl. 18, 1702, 

Catherine b. Aug. 20, 1704. 

Jonathan b. 1706, 

Ephraim b. May 9, 1709. 



d. Mar. 15, 1801, 
d. Aug. 23 d 1744. 



in. Dea. Edward 

Morris. 

in. -Inliii Morse. 



Sarah Peake, dan. of Jonathan Peake and Hannah Leavens, was 
horn in Woodstock Apl. 18, 1702. She was married Peby. 7, 172.1, to 
John Morse of Woodstock. "Sarah Peake Morse < 1 i<-» I March 15, 1801, 
aged 9D years, lacking 44 days. She had ten children — 3 of whom died 
in infancy — 72 grandchildren, 21!) of the 4th and 18 of the 5th genera- 
tion, total 319." (Birthdav Reflections by Dea. Jedidiah Morse in 
MSS.). 




My Brother, 
DR. ALBERT G. PAINE. 



His Grandson. 
JOHN ROBERT PAINE. 



119 



MY ANCESTORS. 

William French was born in Halstead, Essex Co. Eng. March 15. 
1603. He was a tailor and came to America with the Rev. Thomas 
Shepard in the "Defence" in 1635, bringing his wife Elizabeth and 
four children. He settled at Cambridge and in 1652 was one of 13 pe- 
titioners for the separation of Billerica, formerly Shawshin, from Cam- 
bridge. In 1647 he was Lieutenant and afterward Captain of Militia. 
In 1659 he was authorized to solemnize marriages within Billerica and 
Chelmsford. He was selectman 1660-4 and 1670-3. 

"17 December 1660 Leften' Will French is chosen Deputy for this 
Town for the Next Genr 1 Court and no longer." Two days later he 
was in his seat at Boston, the first Deputy from Billerica. He was 
chosen again in 1663. In 1661 the town appoint Lieut, ffrench, John 
Parker, Ralph Hill, Sen. and Will Gay to sett in the Deacon's seat. 

He was a man of some education, but he was not the town clerk who 
wrote : 

"1, 5, 61. The Townsmen doe agree yt Lieftenent "Will ffrench and Ralph 
Hill senior doe take care and (examine) the SEvril fanielies in or Towne, 
whethr there children and servants are Taught in the precepts of relidione, in 
reding and lerninge there Catechism." 

He was the author of the famous tract entitled "Strength out of 
weakness" published in London and reprinted by the Boston Historical 
Society. His wife died March 31, 1668, and lie married May 6, 1669, 

Mary Lathrop of Barnstable, dau. of and widow of John 

Stearns of Billerica. He died Nov. 20, 1681. 



Children : 



Francis 


b. 


1624. 


Elizabeth 


b. 


1629, 


Mary 


b. 


1633. 


John 


b. 


1635, d. Oct. 1712, 


Sarah 


b. 


Mar. 1638, d. Oct. 14, 1691, 


Jacob 


b. 


Jany 16, 1639-40, d. May 20, 1713. 


Hannah 


b. 


Apl. 12, 1611, d. June 20, 1642 


Hannah 


b. 


Feby 16, 1644, 


Samuel 


b. 


Dec. 3, 1645, d. July 15, 1646 


Samuel 


b. 


1648. 

By second wife. 


Mary 


b. 


Apl. 3, 1670. 


Sarah (?) 


b. 


Oct. 22, 1671. 


Abigail 


b. 


Apl. 14, 1673, d. Apl. 13, 1674. 



m. 



Ellis. 



m. Abigail Coggan. 
m. Jonathan Peake. 
m. Mary Champney. 

m. John Brackett. 



Saeah French, dau. of Lieut. William French and Elizabeth 
French, was born in Cambridge, Mass. in Mar. 1638. She married Aug 
15, 1660, Jonathan Peake of Roxbury and died in Woodstock Oct. 14, 



1694, having borne ten children. 



120 



LEAVENS. 

John Leavens and his wife Elizabeth sailed from London Mar. '•*, 
1632, in the "William and Francis" and settled in Roxbury. Ee owned 
the triangular space between Dudley and Warren streets extended to 
include eleven acres. In L637 he sold seven acres to Joseph Warren, 
grandfather of General Joseph Warren, the hero of Bunker Bill. Ee 
was made freeman Mar. 4. 1634. His wife Elizabeth died after a very 

long illness and was buried < let. 10, L638. 1 Ce married, se< d, on July 

5, ](;:;!), Rachel Wright "a godly maid" says the church record. Both 
were members of John Eliot's church. He died of palsy Nov. L5, Lb46, 
"an ancient godly Christian." The inventory of his estate is dated 
June 30, 1648. 

( Ihildren : 

John 1). Apt. 27, 1640. 

-lames b. 1642. 

Andrew b - Sept n ' 1644 ' "Twin children of John Leavens in 

the 63rd year of his age; a double 
blessing" says the church record. 
Peter d. 1644. Andrew d. Jany. 1645. 

Rachel b. 1646. 

.John Leavens, son of Jobn Leavens and Rachel Wrigbt, was horn 
in Roxbury Apl. 27, 1640. He was a carpenter. Be married .June 7, 
1665, Hannah, eldest dan. of John and Mary Woods of Sudbury. She 
died when her first born Hannah was one week old and he removed to 
Stratford and married second, Elizabeth, who was the mother of: 

Peter b. Nov. 15, 1677. 

•Tames b. Oct. 14, 1679. 

John b. Dee. 10, 1681. 

Joseph b. Nov. 15, 1683. 

Rachel b. Dec. 10. 1685. 

Benjamin b. Apl. 15, 1602. 

His name appears in the distribution of Woodstock lots made at 
Roxbury, Aug. 28, 1686, with others in part as follows: 

Matthew Davis had Lot 8, 16 acres. 

Jonathan Peake had Lot 17. 20 acres. 

John Leavens had Lot 25. partly located in the "Fair Grounds." 

Henry Bowen had Lot 5, 15 acres. 

John Butcher had Lot 15, 16 acres, purchased later by Samuel Paine. 

Clement Corbin had Lot 43, a little later 

Nathaniel Aspinwall, Lot 24. 

He was among the first settlers of Woodstock and was chosen se- 
lectman in Nov, 1690 In n«»t 1R9 1 John Leavens, Edward Morris, 
Jonathan Peake and John Chandler, Sen., were appointed a committee 
for building a meeting house, 30 ft. long, 24 ft. wide, with 14 feet stud. 
He died about 1696 and his widow married Mar. 24, 1698-9 Peter As- 
pinwall (son of Peter Aspinwall and Remember Palfrey). "Peter was 
a meek sensible man and a Deacon. His wife was not so meek for while 
the wife of John Leavens, she was fined tor 'rayling and Libelling'." 

121 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Hannah Leavens, dau. of John Leavens and Hannah Woods, was 
born in Roxbury, Oct, 17, 1666, and died in Woodstock Oct. 16, 1756. 
She married, about 1690, Jonathan Peake and had 11 children, 76 grand 
children, 114 great grand children and 2 great great grand children. 
Total 203. She lies buried by her husband on Woodstock Hill. 



In memory of 
Mr. Jonathan Peake 
who departed this 
Life September y e 

20, 1744 in 

y e 81st year of his 

Age. 



In memory 

of Mrs. Hannah 

Peake 

y e wife of M r . 

Jonathan Peake 

Dec d . October 16th 

1756 in ye 90th 

year of her age. 



John Woods of Sudbury was a pin maker in 1639. He sold his Sud- 
bury land Sept. 29 1663 and removed to Marlboro with his wife 
Mary. He was the sergeant in one of the Marlboro garrison houses 
with his sons, John, James and Isaac, in Oct. 1675. He died July 10, 
1678 and his widow in 1690 aged 80 years. 







Children : 


Hannah 


b. 


about 1640. 


John 


b. 


May 8, 1641. 


Frances 


b. 


Mch. 10, 1645. 


James 


b. 


July 18, 1647. 


Catherine 






Isaac 


b. 


July 14, 1655. 



m. John Leavens. 



Hannah Woods, dau. of John and Mary Woods, was born about 
1640. She married, June 7, 1665, John Leavens of Roxbury and died, 
Oct. 24, 1666, when her first born Hannah was one week old. 




MY AUNT LYDIA MAY. 

122 




SIDNEY PAINE JOHNSTON, 
Son of my sister Harriet. Born 1869. Died 1905. 



123 



ANCESTORS OF MOTHER'S MOTHER 



Richard Lyman 
Sarah Osborne 

Thomas Ford 
Jane 



Joseph Loom is 
Mary White 

Thomas Scott 
Ann 



John Webster 
Agnes Shotwell 



Thomas Ford 
Jane 



Simon Huntington 
Margaret Baret 

John Clark 
William Gager 



Thos. Leffingwell 

Rirhard Rushnell 
•Mary Marvin 

Thomas Tracy 
Mary Mason 

tSimon Huntington 
Sarah Clark 



Matthew Marvin 
Mary 



Matthew Marvin 
Marv 



Richard Lyman 
Hepzibah Ford 
John Cowles 
Hannah 
John Loomis 
Elizabeth Scott 
John Marsh 
Ann Webster 
William Clark 
Sarah 

John Strong 
Abigail Ford 



Simon Huntington 
Sarah Clark 
lohn Gager 
Elizabeth 
Thos. Leffingwell 
Mary Bushnpll 
■^olomon Tracy 
Sarah Huntington 
Thomas Tracy 
Mary Mason 
Thomas Adgate 
Mary Marvin 
Thoma" Leffingwell 

Richard Bushnell 
Marv Marvin 



Richard Lyman 



Elizabeth Cowles 



Joseph Loomis 



Hannah Marsh 



William Clark 



Hannah Strong 



\ugustine 
Williams 



Jonathan Lyman 



Lydia Loomis 



William Clark 



Hannah 



Simon Huntington 



Lydia Gager 



Thos. Leffingwell 



Lydia Tracy 



Daniel Tracy 



Abigail Adgate 



Thomas 
Leffingwell 



Mary Bushnell 



Jethia William? 



Ebenezer 
Huntington 



Jonathan Lyman 



lethia Clark 



Nmon Huntingto 1 



Sarah Leffingwel 



Daniel Tracy 



Abigail 

Leffingwell 



lannah Tracy 



^Hphalet Lyman 



Hannah 
Lyman 



lannah 
FTuntineton 



"Daughter of Mitt te.v Mvvn ml It 
tSon of Simon Huntington aa\ Mvn.tr. 



y 

» tiret 



124 



LYMAN. 

Richard Lyman \v;is horn in High Ongar, Essex Co. Eng. about 
25 miles S. E. from London. Ee was baptized Oct. 30, L580. He mar- 
ried Sarah Osborne, dau. of Roger Osborne of Halstead in Kent. With 
his wife and five children be sailed from Bristol in Aug. L631 in the 
"Lion" with the apostle Eliot and the family of Gov. Winthrop, arriv- 
ing before Boston, Nov. 4. He settled in Charlestown, joining Eliot's 
church in Roxbury; made freeman June 11, 1635, and with 100 others, 
departing Oct. 15, 1635, on (hat memorable two weeks journey of the 
Rev. Thos. Hooker and his company through the trackless wilderness 
to Hartford. Eliot writes of him: 

"He came to New England in the 9th month, L631. He broughl children, 
Phillis, Richard, Sarah and John, lie was an ancienl Christian, hut weake) 
yet after some time of tryal and quickening he joyned the church; when 1 1n- 
great removal was made to Conn, he also went, and underwent much affliction ; 
for going toward winter his rattle were lost in driving and never were found 
again; and the winter being cold and lie ill provided he was sick and melan- 
choly; yet after, he had some reviving through God's mercy, and died in the 
year 1640." 

His name is on the stone column erected in memory of the first 
settlers of Hartford near the Centre Church. His house lot was on the 
south side of Buckingham St. between Main and Washington. His will, 
the first on record at Hartford is dated Apl. 22, 1(540, and was probated 
Jany 27, 1642. Inventory £83:16:2. His widow died between the date 
and probate of the will. 

Children : 

Phillis bapt. Sept. 12. 1611, m. William Hills. 

Richard bapt. July 18, 1613,d. young. 

William buried at High Ongar, Aug. 28, 1615. 

William bapt. Sept. 8, 1616, d. Nov. 1616. 

Richard bapt. Feby. 24, d. June 3, 1662, m. Hepzihah Ford. 

1617-8, 

Sarah bapt. Feby. 8, 1620, 

Anne bapt. Apl. 12, 1621, d. young. 

John b. Sept. 16, 1623, d. Aug. 20, 1690, m. Dorcas Plumb. 

Robert b. Sept. 1629, m . Hepzihah Bascom. 

Richard Lyman, son of Richard Lyman and Sarah Osborn, was 
born in England and bapt, Feby. 24, 1618. He married about 1641 Hep- 
zihah, dau. of Thomas Ford of Windsor. She survived him and mar- 
ried, second, John Marsh of Hadley. He resided in Windsor for some 
time and about 1655 removed with his two brothers to Northampton, 
where he was chosen one of the first selectmen and was active in public 
affairs until his death June 3, 1662. 

Children : 

m. Joseph Dewey 
m. John Marsh. Jr. 
d. Nov. 4, 1708. m. Elizabeth Coles. 

m. Joshua Pomerov. 



m. Job Pomeroy, 
She was fined 10 s. in 1676 for wearing silk. 

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Hepzihah 


b. 




Sarah 


b. 




Richard 


b. 


1647, 


Thomas 






Eliza 






John 






Joanna 


b. 


1658. 


Hannah 


h. 


July 8, 1660. 



MY ANCESTORS. 



Richard Lyman, son of Richard Lyman and Hepzibah Ford, was 
born in Windsor in 1647, removed with his father to Northampton in 
1654 or 5 and married there, May 26, 1675, Elizabeth, dau. of John Coles 
or Cowles of Hatfield. In 1696 he removed to Lebanon. Was selectman 
in 1700 and 1701, and died Nov. 4, 1708. 



Samuel 
Richard 



John 

Isaac 

Jonathan 

Elizabeth 

David 

Josiah 

Anne 



Children : 
b. Apl., 1676, m. Elizabeth Fowler 

b. Apl., 1678. m. Mary Woodward. 

Ancestors of Dr. Henry M. Lyman, David B. Lyman and Fran- 
cis 0. Lyman of Chicago through four David Lymans. 



b. July 6, 1680, 
b. Feby.. 20, 1682, 
b. Janv. 1, 1684, 
b. Mch. 23, 1685, 
b. Nov. 28, 1688. 
b. Feby. 6, 1690. 



d. Aug. 11, 1753, 



m. Hannah Dibble, 
m. Abigail Pomeroy. 
m. Lydia Loomis. 



Jonathan Lyman, son of Richard Lyman and Elizabeth Coles, was 
born in Northampton Jany 1, 1684, removed to Lebanon in 1696 and 
married about 1707 Lydia, dau. of Dea. Joseph Loomis of Windsor. 
He was a farmer. He was selectman in 1729. He died at Lebanon Aug. 
11, 1753. 

Children : 



Jonathan 

Lydia 

Jonathan 

Sarah 

Hannah 

Joseph 

Jacob 

Rachel 

Zeriah 

Elijah 

Anna 



b. Sept. 19, 1708, 
b. Nov. 23, 1709, 
b. Apl. 23, 1712. 
b. Janv 24, 1713, 
1). Feby 15, 1715, 
b. July 3, 1718, 
b. May 4, 1721, 
b. May 4, 1721, 
b. Apl. 14, 1723, 
b. July 21, 1727. 
b. Jany 28, 1731, 



died early. 

m. 
d. July 28, 1792, m. 
m. William Hunt, 1734 
m. Simeon Hunt, 1736. 
m. Joanna Loomis, 1741. 
m. Mehitable Bushnell, 1745 
m. Edmund Grandy, 1745. : 
m. Samuel Bushnell, 1743. ; 
m. Esther Clark, 1719. ' 



Thomas Webster 
Bethiah Clark. 






d. 1823, m. Isaiah Tiffany, 

Jonathan Lyman, son of Jonathan Lyman and Lydia Loomis, was 
born in Lebanon Apl. 23. 1712. He married Bethia, dau. of William 
Clark and Bethia Williams, Oct. 2, 1735, and died July 28, 1792. He was 
a farmer, also a tanner and currier. He was selectman 1760-4. 



Jonathan 

William 

Rachel 

Bethia 

Lydia 

Sarah 

Joseph 



Lydia 
EHphalet 

David 
Asa 



C 
b. May 8, 1737, 
b. Aug. 12, 1738, 
b. March 20, 1710, 
b. Oct. 15, 1741, 
b. Dec. 11, 1743. 
b. Jany 8, 1747. 
b. Apl. 3, 1749, 



b. Aug. 1, 1751, 
b. March 5, 1754. 

b. May 11, 1756, 
b. Oct. 31, 1757. 



hildren : 
Grad. Yale 1758, d. May 4, 1766. 
m. Mary Parker, d. Apl. 2, 1827. 
m. — Emmons, 1791. 
m. Joseph Leach, 1765. 



m. Hannah Huntington, dau. of Simon and 

Sarah. Grad. Yale 1769: Pres. A. B. 

C. F. M. 1823-6, was D. D. and 56 years 

pastor in Hatfield, 
m. Elias Peck, 
in. Hannah Huntington, dau. of Simon and 

Hannah. 

d. May 14, 1760. 

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I.V.MAX. 

Eliphalet Lyman, son of Jonathan Lyman and Bethiab Clark, was 
bornin Lebanon March 5, L754. He graduated al Yale in L776, studied 
theology in New Haven and was ordained as pastor al Woodstock 
Sept. 2, 177D, his first and only charge. 

His settlement was £200 with a salary of t:7o an. I twenty curds of 
firewood annually. He was known to lie a firm adherent of the Cam 
bridge platform which was a good recommendation with the sound 
Puritan faith maintained at Woodstock. In L815 this church after an 
opposition of more than 100 years gave in its adherence to the Saybrook 
platform and joined the Conn, consociation. 

During his forty two years of continuous service he was never de- 
tained from his pastoral duties on the Lord's day by sickness. He 
was a very dignified and austere man and his sermons, of which I have 
one before mo, are samples of the strong meat on which our fathers 
were fed. Apparently he thought well of this one and perhaps this 
brought him the call to Woodstock, and lie even thought it fit to preach 
at his old home, ten days after his ordination, and a month later in 
Norwich, while on his wedding journey. 

His large illustrated quarto family Bible printed in 1802 is now 
in my possession and contains his family record and his autograph 
signature. When Woodstock Academy was founded Jany 12, 1801, 
"It was proposed that thirty two men should each contribute the worth 
of $100. Priest Lyman headed the list and rode all about town and 
secured the requisite subscribers." It was formally opened Peby 4, 
1802 with 100 pupils. Board was five shillings (83 l/3c) per week. 
Eliphalet Lyman and Ebenezer Smith are named in the charter granted 
in 1802. Who shall measure the benefits to mankind growing out of 
such efforts and sacrifices ? 

In 1820, when a new church building was proposed a committee con- 
sidered with him the arrears of his salary, and found the amount due 
with interest to be $3300. He agreed to take $300. in full satisfaction, 
and an annual salary of $275. in lien of the original contract for £70 
and 20 cords of firewood. When the new church was completed, the 
society, as is frequently the case, desired a new preacher also, and he 
resigned in 1821 but was not dismissed until Dec. 15, 1824. He married 
Oct. 1779 Hannah, dan. of the Rev. Simon Huntington and Hannah 
Tracy of Norwich and died Feb'y 2, 1836. 

Children : 

Hannah b. June 15, 1780, d. June 2. 1865, m. Chester May 1806. 

Eliphalet b. Sept. 11. 1781, d. July 19. 1858, m. Abigail Ripley 
John b. July 3, 1783, d. Aug. 10. 1783. 

Daniel b. Sept. 5, 1784 d. Meh. 5, 1870, m. Frances Eldridge 

Parents of Harriet Lyman Huntington and grandparents of Harriet 

Huntington Smith and Mary Haines. 

Pollv h. Julv 22, 1786. d. Mar. 28, 1882, m. Elias Snow 1821. 

Lucy b. .May 2, 1788, d. Jany 6. 1791. 

Asa' b. Oct. 15, 1789, d. Nov. 25, 1789. 

Asa 1). Feby 19, 1792, d. Oct. 4. 1831. 

Joseph h. Aug-. 26, 1794. m. Mary P. Briggs, 1822. 

Hunting-ton b. March 8, 1797. d. Jany 25, 179S. 

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MY ANCESTORS. 




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THE REV. ELIPHALET LYMAN. 



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I, V.MAX. 




HANNAH LYMAN MAY. 
My Mother's Mother. 



129 



MY ANCESTOKS. 

Hannah Lyman, dau. of Eliplialet Lilian and Hannah Huntington, 
was born in Woodstock June 15, 1780, somewhat prematurely, as the 
result of her mother's fall from a horse. She was of very diminutive 
size at birth and in old age, as I remember her, was small, very wrin- 
kled and without teeth. She was married, Dec. 24, 1806, to Chester 
May and bore him nine children. After his death in 1854 she kept house 
with three maiden daughters, and sometimes four, in the house then 
owned by her son Lyman and since by his son Chester. I enjoyed fre- 
quent visits there, and shall always remember her family prayers, large- 
ly made up of quotations from Scripture, following a selection from 
the Bible read by one of my aunts. A few weeks before her death, 
which occurred June 2, 1865. she suffered greatly from religious doubts 
and fears, but this was followed by great peace and she passed away 
in the assurance of a blessed immortality. Her body rests by the side 
of her husband's in the cemetery in East Woodstock. 



Chester May 

Died 

July 31 1854 

Aged 73 



Hannah L. 

wife of 

Chester May 

died June 2 1865 

Aet. 85. 




My Aunt, 
NANCY MAY CHILD. 



130 



FORD. 

Thomas Ford came from England in the "Mary and John" (Capt. 
Squeb) leaving Plymouth March 20, L630, and with John Strong and 
others founded Dorchester. lie is named as one of six "past middle 
life with adult families and good estates." He was sworn in as free- 
man May IS, 1631. He removed to Windsor in L636, and was deputy to 
the General Court 1037 '8 '!) and '40. lie was grand juror in L643. 

"Feby. 1639. Because the workmen are much taken up in making 
a bridge and a meeting house, the Court grants Thomas Ford a year 
longer for fencing in his hog park." Feby 14, 1054 Thomas Ford and 
John Strong were chosen to be constables the next year. His wife was 
buried Apl. 18, 1643. He married second Nov. 7, 1644, Ann, widow 
of Thomas Scott of Hartford. He removed to Northampton, probably 
with John Strong' in 1659, and died there Nov. 28, 1(>7(i. I nventory made 
Jany 4, 1670-7 by Elder John Strong, Preserved Clapp and goodwife 
Marsh (his daughter Hepzibah) as administrators shows: 

1 Inventory £195 :17 :9 

2 Estate in Elder John Strong's hands 99 :15 :1 

3 ('apt. Aaron Cook owed him £50: Zerubbabel Filer owed 

him £20 and Jedidiah Strong owed him £4 £74 

£369:12:10 

Children : 

Abigail m. Elder John Strong. 

Joanna m. Capt. Roger Clapp, Nov. 6, 16(53. 

Hepzibah m. Richard Lyman, 2nd John Marsh 

Another dau. m. Major Aaron Cook, the friend of the 

regicides Goffe and Whalley. 
By second wife. 

Ann m. Thomas Newbury, Mar. 12, 1677. 

Hepzibah Foed, dan. of Thomas Ford, was born in Fug. and came 
to Dorchester in May 1630. She was married about 1641 in Windsor to 
Richard Lyman the second and bore him eight children. After his death, 
June 3, 1662, she married John Marsh of Hadley, Oct. 7, 1664, and bore 
him one child. She died at Northampton, Apl. 11, 1683. Her will, made 
in 1677 and probated at Northampton March 1684, gives her Lyman 
children : Richard, Thomas, John, Hannah and Sarah £10 each, and 
to her dau. Lydia Marsh £20. It begins : 

"I, Hepzibah Lyman, alias Marsh of Hadley in ye county of Hampshire 
being weak and crazy in body yet through the blessing and good hand of God 
on me in perfect memory and sound understanding, etc." 

Abigail Ford, dan. of Thomas Ford, was born in England about 
1608, and came with her parents to Dorchester in May, 1630, where she 
was married Dec. 1630 to Elder John Strong, as his second wife. They 
lived together over fifty years and she bore him sixteen children. She 
died July 6, 1688, aged 80 years. 

131 



MY ANCESTORS. 

John Cole (also written Coles, Cowls and Cowles) was in Hart- 
ford about 1640. He soon removed to Farmington where he was one of 
the organizers of the church in 1652. He was a farmer. He was a dep- 
uty to the General Court in 1653 and 1654. He was one of the jury that 
convicted Nathaniel Greensmith and his wife Eebecca of witchcraft at 
Hartford Dec. 30, 1662. They were executed Jany 25, 1662-3. The "In- 
dictment" charged that they had "entertained familiarity with Satan" 
and by his help had "acted things in a preternaturall way beyond hu- 
maine abilities in a naturall course." Col. Rec. 1. 297. 

In 1664 he removed to Hadley and was made freeman in 1666. He 
died in Sept. 1675. His widow Hannah returned to Conn, and lived 
with her son-in-law Stanley in Hartford until her death Mar. 6, 1683-4 



aged 70. 








Children : 




Samuel 
John 
Hannah 
Sarah 


b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 


1639, 
1641, 
1644, 
1646, 




d. Feby 4, 1689, 
d. May 8, 1676, 


m. Abigail Stanley. 
m. Deborah Bartlett 
m. Caleb Stanley, 
m. Nathaniel Good- 


Esther 

Elizabeth 

Mary 


b 
b. 

b. 


1649, 
1651, 
June 24, 


1654, 


d. Apl 17, 1691, 


win, 
m. Thomas Bull. 
m. Richard Lyman 
m. Nehemiah Dickin 
son. 



Elizabeth Cole, or Cowles, dau. of John and Hannah Cole, was born 
in 1651, probably in Hartford. She was married in Northampton, May 
26, 1675, to Richard Lyman the third and bore him nine children. 



Joseph Loomis was born about 1590 in Braintree, Essex Co. Eng. 
He was a woolen draper. He sailed from London Apl. 11, 1638 in the 
"Susan and Ellen" and arrived in Boston, July 17, 1638, with his wife 
and children. He had married, June 30, 1614, Mary, (b. Aug 24 1590) 
dau of Robert White of Messing and Bridget Allgar, dau. of William 
Allgar of Stratford Eng. 

He removed to Windsor with the Rev. Ephraim Hewitt in 1.639, 
bringing five sons and three daughters. He had a grant of 21 acres 
on the Farmington River, Feby 2, 1640. His house was on the Island 
near the mouth of Farmington River. 

His wife died Aug. 23, 1652, and he died Nov. 25, 1658. He was 
the son of John Loomis of Braintree, Eng. whose will was proven June 
21, ±6i9, and mentions his son Joseph and dau's, Ann Warr, Sara Bur- 
ton, Elizabeth Preston and Jane Pengelly and Agnes "my loving wife." 

132 



LOOM IS. 

( 'liildrvn : 
Joseph I), ab. L616, m. Sarah Hill 

2d Mary ( Ihauncey. 

Sarah m. Nicholas Olmsted. 

(June 4, 1H40 Nicholas Olmsteed is to stand uppon the Pillery at 

Hartford the next lecture day during the time of the lecture. He is 

to be sett on a lytle before the beginning and to stay thereon a litle 

after the end. ) 

Elizabeth m. Josiah Bull. 

John 1). 1622, m. Elizabeth Scott. 

Thomas m. Hannah Fox, 

2d .Mary .lud.l. 
Nathaniel m. Elizabeth Moore. 

.Mary m. John Skinner, 

2d ( )wen Tudor. 
Samuel m. Elizabeth Judd. 

John Loomis, son of Joseph Loomis, was born in England in L622 
Pie was admitted to the church in Windsor Oct. 11, 1640. He had a 
grant of 40 acres May 3, 1643. He married, Peby 3, 1648-9, Elizabeth, 
dan. of Thomas Scott of Hartford. He resided in Farmington from 
1652 to 1660, when he returned to Windsor, where he was chosen dea- 
con. He was elected deputy to General Court in 1666 and 1(167 and 
from 1675 to 1687. 

In May 1675, "the townsmen agreed that Mr. Cornish should have 
something out of what we have in hand of the town rate, which is in 
Dea. Morse & John Loomis' keeping." .John Loomis was one of five 
townsmen in 1676; and in 1679, on two committees for procuring a "sup- 
ply in the ministry." He contributed (i s. for the poor in want in other 
colonies June 11, 1676, and was one of four appointed July 10 to distrib- 
ute the large contribution of Windsor * * "among the people of Spring- 
field and those upper towns," according to their good discretion. Joseph 
Loomis, Jr., gave 1 s. 3 d. 

He died Sept. 1, 1688, and his monument is still standing in the 
Windsor burying-ground. His will is preserved in the Probate office 
in Hartford dated Aug. 27, 1688, and signed John Loomys. It mentions 
land on both sides Conn. River. 

( Jhildren : 

John b. Nov. 9, 164!), d. Aug. 31, 1715, m. Sarah Warner. 

Joseph h. Nov. 7, 1651, d. 1699, m. Hannah Marsh. 

Thomas b. Dec. .'3, 1653, d. Aug. 12, 1688, m. Sarah White. 

Samuel b. June 29, 16.")."), d. young. 

Daniel b. June 16, 1657, d. June 25, 1740, m. Mary Ellsworth, 

2d Hannah Drake. 

James b. Sept. 19, 1659, d. Dec. 14, 166!). 

Timothy b. July 27, 1661, d. May 19, 1710, m. Rebecca Porter. 

Nathaniel b. July 8, 1663, d. June 25, 1732, m. Ruth Porter. 

David 1). May 30, 1665, d. June 24, 1665. 

Samuel b. Aug. 12. 1666, <]. .May 20, 1754, m. Elizabeth White. 

2d Elizabeth Church. 

Isaac 1). Alio-. :U, 166S, d. Dec 12. less. 

Elizabeth b. May 8, 1671, d. Peby 4. 1728, m. John Brown, 

son of Peter who was son of Peter of the Mayflower, and father of 
John who was father of John who was father of Owen who was father 
of John, whose soul is marching on. 

Mary b. Aug 7, 1673, d. .May 14, 1675. 

133 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Joseph Loomis was born in Windsor Nov. 7, 1651. He married, 
Jany. 28, 1675, Hannah, dau. of John Marsh of Hadley. Joseph Loomis 
is named as one of Windsor troopers who was in actual service and 
received 6s. 8d. "on war account," in King Philip's war. 

Apl. 9, 1694, Joseph Loomis is one of the inhabitants of Windsor 
on the East Side of the Conn. River, petitioning the court for "liberty 
to procure and settle a minister." He died in 1699. 





Children : 




Ann 


b. Jany 10, 1678. 




Hannah 


b. Jany 10, 1678, living in 1699. 




•Joseph 


b. Feby 13, 1681, d. young. 




Joseph 


b. Nov. 28, 1682, d. May 30, 1748, 


m. Mary Cooley. 


Grace 


b. Mar. 17, 1684-5, living in 1699. 




Lydia 


b. Apl. 15, 1686, d. July 10, 1775, 


m. Jonathan Lyman. 


Sarah 


b. Jany 8, 1693. 





Lydia Loomis, dau. of Dea. Joseph Loomis and Hannah Marsh, 
was born in Windsor Apl. 15, 1686. She was married about 1707 to 
Lieut. Jonathan Lyman of Lebanon and bore him eleven children. She 
died July 10, 1775. 



Thomas Scott was first in Cambridge in 1634 and owned a house 
and five acres of land. He then removed to Hartford where he kept a 
bridge in 1635 over Brick Kiln Brook at five shillings per annum. He 
was a man of good character and is named among the proprietors of 
undivided land in Hartford in 1639. 

He was killed 6 Nov. 1643 by John Ewe carelessly, for which Ewe 
was fined £5 to the Colony and £10 to the widow. After being wounded 
he made a nuncupative will which was held good, though incomplete in 
not naming overseers, providing for his widow Ann, his son Thomas 
and three daughters. The son was infirm in body or mind, perhaps both, 
and did not live long. The widow married Thomas Ford 7 Nov. 1644 
and died at Northampton 5 May 1675. His estate was valued at £174. 

A monument erected by the Ancient Burying Ground Assn. of 
Hartford in memory of its First Settlers has among others, the names 
of Richard Lyman, John Marsh, Matthew Marvin, Thomas Scott and 
John Webster. 

Children : 

Mary m. Nov. 7, 1644, Robert Porter. 

Sarah m. Dec. 6, 1645, John Stanley. 

Elizabeth m. Feby. 3, 1649, John Loomis. 

Thomas died about 1644. 

Elizabeth Scott, dau. of Thomas and Ann Scott, was born about 
1629. She married Feby. 3, 1649, John Loomis of Windsor and bore him 
thirteen children. She died May 7, 1696. 

134 



MARSH. 



John Marsh was horn in England about Kil8. He was married at 
Hartford about 1642 to Ann, dan. of Gov. John Webster. The family 
removed to Hadley in 1659 <>r l(i(!(), where Ins wife died June !», 1662. 
He married, second, Hepzibah, widow of Richard Lyman ami dan. of 
Thomas Ford, on Oct. 7, l(i(i4. She died Apl. 11, 1683, and he died Sept. 
28, 1688, aged 70 years, at Windsor, probably on a visit to his dau. Han- 
nah Loomis. His house lot was the second north of ( i<>\\ John Webster's 
on the west side of Old Hadley Street, which is twenty rods in width. 
His descendants occupied the place until 1821. 

His will is dated Dec. 4, 1688? "1 commit my selfe, soule and body 
into the hands of the Almighty and Eternal God whose I am, and into 
the arms of my Dear Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom I desire 
steadfastly to belong, etc." He gives son John ffive pounds; son Jona- 
than all my gold; son Daniel my Cob Irons; dau. Hannah Loomis, alias 
Marsh thirty pounds; son Samuel all lands in Hadley; dau. Lydia my 
green rug; grandson ffive pounds; dau. Lydia twenty pounds. 

( Ihildren : 
b. ab. 1643, 



John 

Samuel 

Joseph 

Isaac 

Jonathan 

Daniel 

Hannah 

Grace 



b. ab. 164."., 
bapt. Jany 24. 1647. 
bapt. July 15, 1649, d. young 
b. Sept.," 164!), 
b. ab. 1653. 
b. ab. 1655, 
b. ab. 1657, 
By second wife. 
Lydia b. Oct. 9, 1667, 

Grace Martin Marsh was an 
dia Marsh Martin 



in. Sarah Lyman. 
in. .Mary Allison. 



m. Dorcas Dickinson. 
m. Hannah Lewis, 
m. Joseph Loomis. 
m. Timothy Baker. 

m. David Loomis. 

adopted dau. the dau. of his sister Ly- 
She m. Nathaniel Phelps. 

Hannah Marsh, dau. of John Marsh and Ann Webster, was born 
in Hartford about 1655. She removed to Hadley and married, Jany. 
28, 1675, Joseph Loomis of Windsor, and bore him seven children. 




My Uncle, 
SILAS MAY. 

135 



MY ANCESTORS. 

John Webster came from Warwickshire, Eng. to Salem and thence 
to Hartford in 1636. He was chosen representative to the first General 
Court which met in Conn. May 1, 1637. He was also a member of the 
Court, as well as Thomas Ford of Windsor, when on Jany. 14, 1638-9 
the eleven orders were adopted by the magistrates and deputies from 
Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor which formed the first constitution 
of Conn., "the archetype of all modern written constitutions." 

He was a member of the court of magistrates in 1639 and continu- 
ously until 1655 when he was made deputy governor and the next year 
he was chosen governor, the fifth governor of Conn. He assisted in 
forming the noted criminal code, reported and adopted in 1642, after- 
wards known as blue-laws. He was appointed with Major Gen. John 
Mason a member of the congress of the United Colonies in 1654. 

His name heads a list of sixty, who signed an agreement elated Apl. 
18, 1659 for removal into Mass. on account of the religious intolerance 
of the Rev. Samuel Stone. ' ' The impartial verdict of history must be 
that the general weight of right and justice was with the defeated and 
emigrating minority. " (Walkers Hist. 1st Ch. Hartford pg. 175.) 

About three-fourths of the sixty settled the town of Hadley, com- 
prising what is now Hadley, South Hadley, Granby and Amherst, east 
of the Conn. River, and Hatfield and part of Williamsburg on the west. 
He was chosen Judge of court in Hampshire Co. and died at Hadley 
Apl. 5, 1661. His will dated June 25, 1659, gives the names of four sons, 
two dans., and two grandchildren. He was married in Eng. to Agnes 
Shotwell who was living and went with him to Hadley in 1659. 











Children : 


Robert 


d. 


1676, 




m. Susanna Treat, 1652. He was gr. gr. 
grandfather of Noah Webster, L. L. D. 


Matthew 


d. 


July 16, 


1655. 




William 


d. 


1688, 




m. Mary Reeve, 1670. She was tried as a 
witch and acquitted. 


Thomas 


d. 


1686, 




m. Abigail Alexander, 1663. 


Ann 








m. John Marsh, 1642. 


Elizabeth 








m. — Markham. 


Mary 








in. John Hunt. 



Ann Webster, dau. of Gov. John Webster and Agnes Shotwell, was, 
born in Eng. about 1620. She was married about 1642 to John Marsh 
of Hartford and went with her father and husband to Hadley. She 
was the mother of eight children and died June 9, 1662. 

136 



CLARK. 

William Clabk was horn in England in L609 and came to America 
in the "Mary and John;" leaving Plymouth, Eng., March 20, L630, 
and landing at Nantasket, now Hull, May 30 L630. Ee and his wife 
Sarah were members of the church in Dorchester in L637. He was made 
freeman in L639 and was selectman in l(>4(>-5(). He was a man of stand- 
ing and influence, honored and I rusted, in civil and military affairs. 

He removed to Northampton in L657, where he organized a train 
band of sixty men in L661, was chosen lieutenant and commander in 
1662, and served in King Philip's war. He was selectman for twenty 
years, deputy to the General Court fifteen years and associate judge ten 
years. His first wife Sarah died Sept. 0, 1(>75 and he married Nov. 15, 
1676, Sarah, widow of Thomas Cooper of Springfield. She died May 8, 
1688, and he died duly 18, 1690, aged SI years. 

( Ihildren : 

Sarah b. -I hup 21, 1638. d. young. 

Jonathan 1). Oct. 1, 1639. 

Nathaniel b. Jany 27, 1642, m. Mary Meakins. 

Experience b. Mar. 30, 1643. 

Increase b. .Mar. 1, 1646, .1. 1662. 

Rebecca b. ab. 1649, m. Israel Rust, 1669. 

John b. 1651, in. Rebecca Cooper, 2d Marv Strong, 

Samuel bapt. Oct. 23. 1653, m. Elizabeth Edwards, 1682. ' 

William b. July 3, 1656, m. Hannah Strong. 

Sarah b. Mai-. Id. 1659, m. John Pars./.is, 1675. 

William Clark, son of Lieut. William and Sarah Clark, was born 
in Dorchester, July 3, 1656. He married July 15, 1680; Hannah dau. of 
Elder John Strong. She died Jany 31, 1693-4 and he married, second, 
Mary Smith Jany 31, 1694-5. He removed to Lebanon about 16D6 (per- 
haps in company with Richard Lyman) and was elected selectman in 
1698 and for 17 years thereafter. He was town clerk for 25 years and 
was captain of the militia in the Indian wars. 

May 2, 1700, lie bought with Josiah Dewey a large tract of wilder- 
ness N. and N. W. of Lebanon, comprising the northern part of Lebanon 
and perhaps the whole of Columbia. He was the first Representative 
sent from Lebanon in 1705 and attended 18 sessions of the Legislature 
thereafter. He died May !>, 1725. Mary Smith Clark died Apl. 23, 
1748, aged 86. 

May 5, 1681 

Jany 25, 1683-4 

Eeby 15, 1685. 

May 13, 1688. 

Apl. 14, 1690. 

Dee. 31, 1691. 

Feby 1, 1693-4. 
By second wife. 
Timothy b. Oct, 12, 1695. 
Gershom b. Nov. 18, 1697. 
Mary b. Nov. 22, 1699. ,1. Oct. 1(1. 1702. 

David b. Nov. 19. 1701, d. June 19, 1703. 

David b. June 22, 1705, d. May 10, 1706. 

137 



Hannah 


h 


Abigail 


b 


William 


b. 


Jonathan 


b 


Thomas 


b 


Joseph 


b 


Benoni 


b 



( Ihildren : 






d. June 10, 1758, 


m. 


Ebenezer Hunt. 


t, d. .May 2. 16S7. 








m. 


Bethia Williams. 



MY ANCESTORS. 

William Clark, son of William Clark and Hannah Strong, was 
born in Northampton Feby 15, 1685. He married Jany 5, 1709-10 Beth- 
iah, dau. of Augustine Williams of Killing-worth. He was a farmer in 
Lebanon and selectman of that town in 1725-27-31-33-35 and 36. His 
name bears the title of ' ' Dea. ' ' and also ' ' Capt. ' ' 

Children : 



Hannah 


b. Feby 21, 1710-11. 






William 


b. Oct. 28, 1712. 




m. Lydia Lamb. 


Bethia 


b. Sept. 27, 1714. 




m. Jonathan Lyman 


Beulah 


b. Oct. 24, 1716. 


d. Feby 10, 1725-6. 




Phinehas 


b. May 15, 1718. 




m. Priscilla Cade, 
2nd Hannah Col- 
lins. 


Mary 


b. Aug. 9, 1720. 






Jemina 


b. ab. 1721. 






Martha 


b. Feby 2, 1723-4. 






Submit 


b. Mar. 9, 1726. 






Beulah 


b. Dec. 20, 1729. 







Bethiah Clark, dau. of Dea. William Clark and Bethiah Williams, 
was born in Lebanon Sept. 27, 1714. She was married Oct. 2, 1735, to 
Jonathan, son of Lieut. Jonathan Lyman and Lydia Loomis, and bore 
him eleven children. She died Jany. 29, 1805. 




MY MOTHER'S BIRTHPLACE, 
East Woodstock, Conn. 



138 



STRONG. 

John Stbong was born in Taunton, Eng'. about Kins. His father, 
Richard Strong, was born in Wales in L561 and removed to Eng. in 
1590 and died in 1613. His ancestors were English and went to Wales 
in 1545. John Strong sailed from Plymouth, Eng., with L40 others, 
including Thomas Ford and Lieut. William ('lark, in the "Mary and 
John" Mar. 20, L630 and reached Xnntasket May 30, L630. The com- 
pany settled at Dorchester. In L635 he removed to Hingham and in L638 
to Taunton which was called Cohannet until the name was changed by 
Act of the Colony Mar. .">, 1(!4(). He was one of the seven freemen who 



took 



lie o 



ith in 1638 and was chosen constable that year and the fol- 



lowing. He was chosen deputy to Plymouth in 1641-42-43. He removed 
to Windsor and on Feby. 14, 1654, with Thomas Ford, was chosen con- 
stable; and again Feby. <>, L656, John Strong was chosen constable 
"after much contending." 

In 1659 he went to Northampton, where he was a leading man in the 
affairs of the town and church for forty years. He was a tanner and 
very prosperous. He was ordained ruling elder by the laying on of 
hands 13 :3 mo : '63. His first wife was Margerie dan. of William Deane 
of South Chard, County of Somerset!, Eng., whose will, recorded July 
22, 1634, after her death, provides : 

"Item, to Margerit Strong, my dau. 1 give the least brasse pott of the 
three, my best cauldron and tenne pounds in money to be paid within one year 
after my decease and to her sonne and my grandchild, .John Strong, I give 
five pounds to bee paid at the end of two years after my decease." 

She died in England probably, and lie married second in Dec, 1630, 
Abigail, dau. of Thomas Ford, with whom he had crossed the sea. (Wal- 
ter Deane, brother of Margerie, was the husband of Elder Strong's 
sister Ellinor.) He died Apl. 14, 1699, in his 92nd year, having- had 
160 descendants. He divided his estate in his lifetime, giving each 
dau. £40. 



Children 

John b. 

Infant 

Children 
Thomas b. 



by Margerie Deane : 



1626, 
by Abigail Ford : 



d. Feby 20, 1698, m. Mary Clark, 
d. 1630, a few months old. 



163- 
Jedidiah b. May 7. 1637, 



d. Oct, 3, 1689, 
d. May 22, 1733, 



Josiah 
Return 
Ebenezer 
Abigail 


b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 


ah. 1639, 
ah. 1641, 
1643, 

1 645, 


d. 

d. 


young. 
Feby 11 


, 1729, 


Elizabeth b. 
Experience!). 
Samuel b. 


Feby 24, 1647, 
Aug. 4, 1650, 
Aug. 5, 1652, 


(1. 
d. 


May 12, 
Oct. 29, 


1736, 
1732, 



m. Mary Hewett, 
2nd Rachel Holton. 
m. Freedom Wood- 
ward. 
2nd Abigail Stebbins, 
3rd Mary (Hart) Lee. 

m. Sarah TVarham. 
m. Hannah Clapp. 
in. Nathaniel Chaun- 

eey, 
2d Medad Pomeroy. 
in. Joseph Parsons, 
m. Zerubbabel Filer, 
m. Esther Clapp, 
2d Ruth Sheldon. 



139 



MY ANCESTORS. 



Joseph 


b. 


Aug. 5, 


1652, 


d. 


young. 




Mary 


b. 


Oct. 26, 


1654, 


d. 


Dec. 8, 1738, 


m. Dea. John Clark, 


Sarah 


b. 


1656, 




d. 


Feby 10, 1733, 


m. Joseph Barnard. 


Hannah 


b. 


May 30, 


1659, 


d. 


Jany 31, 1693-4, 


m. William Clark. 


Hester 


b. 


June 7, 


1661, 


d. 


Mar. 4, 1726, 


m. Thomas Bissell. 


Thankful 


b. 


July 25, 


1663, 






m. — Baldwin 


Jerijah 


b. 


Dec. 12, 


1665, 


d. 


Apl. 24, 1754, 


m. Thankful Steb- 
bins. 



Hannah Stbong, dan. of Elder John Strong, and Abigail Ford, was 
born May 30, 1659, tbe year of her father's removal from Windsor to 
Northampton. She married July 15, 1680, Capt. William Clark and bore 
him seven children. She died in Northampton Jany. 31, 1693-4. 



Augustine Williams received a grant of fifty acres of land from 
the town of Stonington, Conn., in April, 1675. While a resident of 
Stonington he bought eight acres of land in Kenilworth, now Killing- 
worth, from Edward Stallion by deed dated March 5, 1678, and soon 
removed thither. He received a deed of four acres in K. from Daniel 
Clark June 17, 1686; five acres from John Stevens Sept. 6, 1688, and 
three acres from Jonah Rossiter Dec. 26, 1688. He died before 1709 
and his widow Hannah m. John Brown. By deed dated Oct. 17, 1709, John 
Mentor conveyed land in K. to Hannah Brown, Admx. of estate of Au- 
gustine Williams, and she at once deeded the same to Isaac Griswold. 
By deed dated March 10, 1710, of mutual distribution of the three tracts 
deeded to Augustine Williams, Thomas Williams of K. conveyed to 
Daniel and Matthew Williams late of K. now resident of Lebanon. 



Thomas 

Hannah 

Daniel 

Bethiah 

Matthew 



b. 

b. Jany 10, 1680, 
b. Sept. 9, 1683. 
b. May 5, 1686, 
b. Oct. 27, 1688. 



Children : 

d. Sept. 17, 1722. 
in Killingworth. 



d. Oct. 19, 1758, m. William Clark. 



Bethiah Williams, dau. of Augustine and Hannah Williams, was 
born in Killingworth, Conn., May 5, 1686. She was married Jany. 5, 
1709-10 to Dea. William Clark of Lebanon and bore him ten children. 
She died Oct. 19, 1758, in ve 73rd vear of her age. 



140 



EUNTINGTON. 

Simon Huntington, son of Simon Huntington and Margarel Baret, 
was horn in L629 in England, probably in Norwich. He came to Rox 
bury in 1633. Rev. John Eliol wrote in his record: "Margarel limit 
ington, widow, came in 1633. Ber husband died by the way, of the small 
pox. She broughl children with her." She was probably a daughter of 
Christopher Bare! who was mayor of Norwich in 1ii34. She married in 
1635 Thos. Stoughton of Dorchester and moved to Windsor, Conn. 

Simon Huntington, with his In-other Christopher, moved to Say- 
brook, and in 1660 became one of the thirty fiv iginal proprietors of 

Norwich. At Saybrook in Oct., 1653, be married Sarah, dan. of John 
Clark of Windsor and Saybrook. He was the first deacon and the 
first, innkeeper chosen in Norwich. He was a large land-holder and a 
leading citizen. lie was elected Representative to the General Court in 
1074 and again in 1685. He died June 28, 1706, and Sarah his widow 
died in 1721 aged 88 years. 

Children : 

Sarah b. Ant;'. 1654, d. 1683, m. Dr. Solomon 

Tracy. 

Mary b. Aug. 1657, m. — Forbes. 

Simon b. Feby G, 1659, d. Nov. 2, 1736, m. Lydia Gager. 

Joseph b. Sept., 1661. d. Dee. 29, 1747. in. Rebecca Adgate. 

Elizabeth b. Feby, 1664, d. in infancy 

Samuel b. Mch. 1, 1665, d. May 10, 1717, m. Mary Clark. 

Elizabeth b. Oct. 6. 1669, m. Joseph Backus. 

Nathaniel b. July, 1672, d. in infancy 

Daniel b. Mch. 13, 1675. d. Sept. 13. 1741. m. Abigail Bingham. 

James b. May IS, 1680, d Sept. 3. 1727, m. Priscilla Miller. 

Sarah Huntington, dan. of Simon Huntington and Sarah Clark, 
was born in Saybrook in Aug., 1654. She ma""ied in Norwich Nov. 23, 
1676, Dr. Solomon Tracy. Her uncle, Joseph Clark of Saybrook, in 
his will dated Aug. 27, 1658, gave her five pounds. She died Aug. 31, 
1683, leaving two children, four and six years of age. 

Simon Huntington, son of Simon Huntington and Sarah Clark, 
was horn in Saybrook, Feby. 6, 1659 He married Oct. 8, 16S3, Lydia, 
dan. of John and Elizabeth Gager He se >ed the town of Norwich in 
many important offices with marked ability He succeeded bis father 
as deacon in 1696 and served with fidelity as long as he lived. He was 
one of the custodians of military supplies and was reported in 1720 as 
having in his house a half barrel of powder, .31 pounds of bullets and 
400 flints. He died Nov. 2, 1 736. 

Children : 

Simon b. May 11, 1686, died from the bi e of a rattlesnake July 

29, 1707 
Sarah b. Feby. 3, 1688, d. Apl. 20, 1730, m. William Lath op. 

Ebenezer b. May, 1692, d. Sept. 12, 176S, m. Sarah Leffingwell. 

Joshua b. Dec. 30, 1698, d. Arg 26, 1745, m. Hannah Perkins. 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Ebenezer Huntington, son of Simon Huntington and Lydia Gager, 
was born in Norwich in May, 1692. He was married June 20, 1717, to 
Sarah, dan. of Dea. Thos. Leffingwell and Lydia Tracy. He was chosen 
deacon Jany. 18, 1737, to succeed his father and served until the appoint- 
ment of his son, Simon, in 1764. He died Sept. 12, 1768. 

Children : 

Sarah b. Apl. 28, 1718, d. Nov. 7, 1791, m. Simon Hunting- 

ton. 
Simon b. Sept, 12, 1719, d. Dec. 27, 1801, m. Hannah Tracy. 

Lucy b. May 28, 1722, d. Oct. 12, 1751, m. Elisha Tracy. 

Lydia b. Oct, 27, 1735, d. Apl. 4, 1803, m. Jabez Fitch. 

Simon Huntington, son of Dea. Ebenezer Huntington and Sarah 
Leffingwell, was born in Norwich Sept. 12, 1719. He graduated at Yale 
in the class of 1741 ; studied theology and preached until his health 
failed. He married Jany. 17, 1751, Hannah, only dau. of Daniel Tracy 
and Abigail Leffingwell. He married, second, Zipporah Lathrop Jany. 
24, 1759. He was chosen deacon to succeed his father in 1764 and died 
Dec. 27, 1801. 

Children : 

Samuel b. Nov. 15, 1751, d. June 23, 1812, m. Philura Tracy 
Hannah b. Apl. 28, 1753, d. Apl, 19, 1836, m. Eliphalet Lyman. 

By second wife Zipporah. 
Roger b. Dec. 7, 1759, d. Sept. 7, 1780, 

from a wound upon his limb made by the point of a pen 

knife while attempting to kill a fly. 
Daniel b. Mch. 8, 1762, d. Dec. 3, 1805, m. Polly Edgerton. 

Ebenezer b. Aug. 26, 1764, d. Feby 27, 1853, m. Eunice Hunting- 
ton. 
Erastus b. Dec. 7, 1769, d. Feby 10, 1846, m. Nabby Hyde. 

Hannah Huntington, dau. of Rev. Simon Huntington and Hannah 
Tracy, was born in Norwich Apl. 28, 1753. She married Oct. 1779, Rev. 
Eliphalet Lyman, son of Lieut. Jonathan Lyman and Bethia Clark of 
Lebanon. ' ' She was a woman of unusual brilliancy of intellect and re- 
tained her mental faculties remarkably in her advanced years." She 
died suddenly in Woodstock Apl. 19, 1836, and lies buried on Wood- 
stock Hill, having borne ten children. My mother cared for her for 
several weeks before her death. 

This marble is erected In memory of 

as a memento of the Mrs. Hannah Lyman 

Rev. Eliphalet Lyman consort of the 

who died instantly Rev. Eliphalet Lyman 

Feb 2 1836 who died suddenly 

in the 83rd year April 19 1836 

of his age in the 84th year 

& 58th of his ministry of her age 

In hope of Eternal life Farewell and shall we meet 

Promised before the world begun. In heaven above 

And there in union sweet 
Sing of a Savior's Love. 

142 



CI, ARK. 




My Brother, 
GEORGE ALBERT PAINE. 



John Clark of Saybrook was in Cambridge in 1632, and in Hart- 



ford about 1636. Ht 



had 



22 acres in the first division of lots in 1639. 



He was a soldier against the Pequot Indians in 1637. In May, 1651, he 
was desired by the Gen. Court to go with the Governor to Stratford to 
hold a court and try Goody Bassit for her life (witchcraft). He was 
admr. of his brother Joseph's estate in 1664. He was a large landholder 
and was one of the most influential men in the Conn, colony and one of 
the nineteen named in the famous Charter of King Charles in 1662. He 
was the first Secretary elected thereafter, and was Deputy to the Gen- 
eral Court twenty-one times. 

"Sept. 9, 1617, ('apt. Mason and Jo: Clark are desired to carry on the 
building of the Fort, by hiring men or Cartts or other neeessaryes. They are 
aloud to mak vse of the last Rate to lie paid by Seabrook." Col. Rec. 

His will is dated Feby. 17, 1672, at the beginning and Jany. 19, 1673, 
at the end and was probated at New Haven. It names: My son John 
Clark; son (in law) William Pratt; dan. Elizabeth Pratt; dau. Sarah 
Huntington; and his wife Mary and her dau. Abigail Fletcher. He also 
had a son Joseph. His widow moved to Farmington and died Jany. 22, 
1678. She was dau. of widow Joyce Ward and had been married, March 
4, 1640-1 to John Fletcher of Wethersfield who died Apl. 18, 1662, so it 
is evident that she was not the mother of Clark's married children. 



143 



MY ANCESTORS. 

Saeah Clark, clau. of John Clark, was born in 1633 and was mar- 
ried at Saybrook in Oct., 1653, to Dea. Simon, son of Simon Huntington 
and Margaret Baret. She died in Norwich in 1721 having borne ten 
children. 



William Gagee was a surgeon from Little Waddingfield, Suffolk 
Co., Eng. He is mentioned by Gov. Dudley as "a right godly man and 
a skillful chyrurgeon." He came to America with Gov. Winthrop in 
June, 1630, and was reckoned of the governor's household. An allow- 
ance by the company from the public treasury was made him on account 
of his office. He Avas chosen deacon by the church at Charlestown Aug. 27, 
1630, but died the next month, Sept. 20. His wife and two children died 
soon after from the same disease which was contracted by ill diet at sea 
(Winthrop) or from the unhealthiness of the water supply (Budington). 

Johx Gages, son of William Gager, removed from Charlestown to 
Saybrook with the younger Gov. Winthrop and thence to New London 
in 1646 and thence to Norwich in 1660. With others he complained to 
the commissioners of the United Colonies in Sept., 1659, against some 
Indian outrages. He was made freeman in 1675 and constable in 1681. 
He was remembered in a will of the elder Gov. Winthrop dated 8, 29, 
1639, as follows : 

"I will that John Gager shall have a cow, one of the best I shall have, in 
recompense of a heifer his father bought of me, and two ewe goats and ten 
bushels of Indian corn." 

Unfortunately this will was revoked 4, 25, 1641, and Winthrop died 
March 26, 1649, leaving an estate of only £103:10:11 having lost £2500 
through an unfaithful agent in England. John Gager had nine chil- 
dren whose births are recorded in Norwich, though most of them were 
born before the settlement. Three were sons : 

John b. 1647 d. 1690; Samuel b. 1654. m. Rebecca Lay; William b. 1660. 
Lydia. b. 1663. 

He died Dec. 10, 1703. His six daughters married: John Allyn, 
Daniel Brewster, Jeremiah Bipley, Simon Huntington, Joshua Abell 
and Caleb Forbes. 

Lydia Gagee, dau. of John Gager and Elizabeth was 

born in Norwich Aug. 8, 1663. She was married Oct. 8, 1683, to Simon, 
son of Dea. Simon Huntington and Sarah Clark, and died Aug. 8,1737, 
having borne him four children. 

144 



IiKFKINdWKLL. 

Thomas Leffingwell was a native of Croxhall, Eng., and one of 
the earliest settlers of Saybrook. lie became acquainted with [Jncaa 
in L637, and in 1(14.") Left Saybrook in a canoe that would carry twenty 
cwt. laden with beef, corn, peas, etc., entered Pequol river ( The Thames I 
in the night and relieved CJncas, who was besieged by Pessacus, the 
brother of Miantonomoh, chief of the Narragansetts, wh<> had been 
killed by Uncas in 1(>4:!. 

Thomas Tracy and Thomas Minor probably accompanied Mr. Lef 
fingwell on this expedition. "For this service Uncas gave said Leffing- 
well a deed of great pari if not the whole town of Norwich." It does 
not appear that Leffingwell had any such deed, lie petitioned the Gen- 
eral Court May 6th, 1(>(>7, for leave to accept a grant of land from Uncas, 
and Thomas Tracy did the same. Final action is thus recorded : "( )cto- 
ber 10, 1(>(>7. This Court grants unto Ensign Thomas Tracy and Thomas 
Leffingwell the sum of 400 acres of land to he equally divided between 
them." This land was in Preston. 

"Jany. 6, 166] : chosen by the town, Thomas Tracy, Thomas Lef- 
fingwell and Francis Griswold with the Townsmen to end all disputes 
value of forty shillings." Records of the Gen. Court of May 10, 1679, 
have this entry: "Whereas Uncas his son hath damnified Thomas 
Tracy Jim. in his swine, and Uncas is willing to make him satisfaction 
for the same in land this Court grants him liberty to receive of Uncas 
to the value of 100 acres of land. I,t. Thomas Tracy and Lt. Thomas 
Leffingwell are appointed to lay out this grant." 

Lt. Leffingwell belonged to Capt. Davison's volunteer company of 
English and Mohegans during Philip's war. He was one of the last sur- 
vivors of the thirty-five proprietors. He died about 171(1 and Mary, his 
wife, Feby. 6, 1711. Lieut. Thomas Leffingwell attended fifty-three ses- 
sions of the General Court at Hartford as representative from Norwich 
between 1662 and 1700. In Oct., 1696, Lieut, Thos. Leffingwell of Nor- 
wich and Sergeant John Frink of Stonington moved the General Court 
"that they with the rest of the English volunteers in former wars might 
have a plantation granted to them." Six miles square of land was 
granted, largely in the town, named in their honor, Voluntown. 

Children : 



Rachel b. 


March 17, 1648, 


in. 


Robert Parke. 


Thomas b. 


Aug. 27, 1649, 


in. 


Mary Bushnell. 


Jonathan 1). 


Dee. 6, 1650. 






Joseph !>. 


Dec. 24, 1652. 






Mary 1). 


Dec. 10, 1654, 


m. 


Jonathan Bushnell, HuX 


Nathaniel b. 


Dec. 11, 1656, 


m. 


Mary Smith. 


Samuel b. 


1660, 


m. 


Anna Dickinson. 


Deborah 




in. 


Andrew Warner. 



Thomas Leffingwell, son of Lt. Thomas and Mary Leffingwell, was 
born at Saybrook Aug. 27, 1649. He removed to Norwich with his father 
in 1660 and became one of its most prominent and successful men. He 
was made freeman in 1671 and was a Representative at least once. He 
was authorized in 1700 to keep the ordinary of the town. His estate was 

145 



MY ANCESTORS. 

probably tbe largest in Norwich and was valued at £9793 :9 :11. He Avas 
married in Sept., 1672, to Mary, dan. of Richard Bushnell and Mary 
Marvyn. He died March 5, 1724. 

Children : 

m. Lydia Tracy. 

m. John Tracy. 

m. Caleb Bushnell. 

m. Simon Tracy. 

m. Benjamin Bushnell. 

m. Sarah Abel. 

m. Daniel Tracy. 

m. Joanna Christophers, 1726. 

d. Apl. 24, 1696. 

Thomas Leffingwell, son of Sergt. Thomas Leffingwell and Mary 
Bushnell, was born in Norwich Mar. 11, 1674. He married Mar. 31, 
1698, Lydia, dau. of Dr. Solomon Tracy and Sarah Huntington. His 
business was that of a merchant and cordwainer. He was chosen dea- 
con of the First Church in 1718, and was of such repute that he was 
authorized to have charge of the public house of the town and to enter- 
tain strangers. He was an ensign of militia and was representative in 
1713. His will is on file at New London. He died July 18, 1733. 



Thomas 


b. 


Mar. 11, 1674, 


Elizabeth 


b. 


Nov. 1676, 


Anne 


b. 


Jany 25, 1680, 


Mary 


b. 


Mar. 11, 1682, 


Zerviah 


b. 


Oct, 17, 1686. 


John 


b. 


Feby 2, 1688-9, 


Abigail 


b. 


Sept. 14, 1691, 


Benajah 


b. 


Aug. 9, 1693, 


Hezekiah 


b. 


Nov. 18, 1695, 



Children : 



Sarah 

Hezekiah 

Thomas 

Lydia 

Zerviah 

Samuel 



b. Feby 13, 1698-9, 
b. May 9, 1702, 
b. Feby 27, 1703-4, 
b. July 28, 1706, 
b. May 31, 1709, 
b. Apl., 1722. 



m. Ebenezer Huntington. 

d. 1725. 

m. Elizabeth Lord. 

m. Ebenezer Lathrop. 

m. Eleazer Lord. 

m. Hanna Buck. 



Sarah Leffingwell, dau. of Dea. Thomas Leffingwell and Lydia 
Tracy, was born in Norwich, Feby 13, 1698-9. She married June 20, 
1717, Ebenezer, son of Dea, Simon Huntington and Lydia Gager, and 
died Apl. 1, 1770, having borne him four children. 

Abigail Leffingwell, dau. of Sergt, Thomas Leffingwell and Mary 
Bushnell, was born in Norwich Sept. 14, 1691 and died March 16, 1777. 
She married March 14, 1710, Daniel, son of Daniel Tracy and Abigail 
Adgate, and bore him five children. 

An old Bible, now in my possession, printed in London in 1648, with 
silver tips on the four corners of the cover, two clasps being broken and 
lost, is marked on the inside of the cover : 

"Mrs Abigail Leffingwell 
her Book". 

Between the old and new testaments on a blank page is writ ten: 

' ' Abigail Tracy was 

Born July 10th 1716 

may 4th 1725 Shee was dead. ' ' 



146 



BUSIINKLIi. 



Richard Bushnell of Saybrook was born in 
came to America in L636. lie married Oct. 11, 
Matthew and Elizabeth Marvin of Bartford. Be 
widow married Dea. Thomas Adgate. 

( 'hildrcii : 

Joseph b. May, 1651, d. 1746, 

Richard b. Sept. 1652, 

Mary b. Jany lii.V). 



(I. Sept. 2, 174."). 



England in L620 and 
L648, Mary. dan. of 
died in 1().")S and his 



iii. Mary Leffingwell. 
in. Elizabel b Adgate. 
in. Thomas Leffing- 
well, 2nd. 



Maria 



li. .March. 1657. 



Mary Bushnell, dan. of Richard Bushnell and Mary .Marvin, was 
born in Saybrook in .Jany 1655. She married, in Sept. 1072, Thomas 
Leffingwell 2nd, bore him nine children and survived him for more than 
twenty years. Her brother Joseph married her husband's sister Mary. 
These died in 1740 and 1745 aged 96 and 90 — having lived together more 
than 70 years. She died Sept. 2, 174f) and lies buried beside her husband 
in the old burial ground of Norwich Town. 



Here lies ye Body 

Of Mr. Thomas Leffingwell 

Decest March ye 5 1724 

and in ye 75 year of 

his age. 




In 

MEMORY 

of an aged nursing 

Mother of God's New 

English Israel viz : Mrs 

MARY LEFFINGWELL wife 

to Ensign Thomas Leffingwell 

Gent, who died 

Sept. ye 2nd A. D. 

1745." Aged 91 Years. 




HARRY. Children of my sister Harriet. BETH. 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

Thomas Tracy, son of Sir Paul Tracy, Bart, of Stairway, County 
Gloucester, England, and Anne Sharkerly, was born about 1610 on the 
Tewksbury estates. In April 1636 lie arrived at Salem, Mass. On the 
Salem records are these two entries : ' ' 23 d 11 mo. Ann° 1636, Thomas 
Trace, ship Carpenter, referred to Certifficat. " " 2 d of first mo. 1636-7. 
Tho : Trace, Rec'd for Inhabitant upon a Certificate from diuers of 
watter Towne. And is to have 5 acres of Land. ' ' 

He removed in Feby 1637 to Wethersfield where he was chosen 
juror and deputy and held other posts of honor. There he married in 
1641 Mary, widow of Edward Mason. He then removed to Saybrook 
where seven children were born. His wife died about 1659. Afterward 
he married Martha Bourne, widow of John Bradfield, and still later 
Mary Foote, widow of John Stoddard and John Goodrich. He had no 
issue by his second and third wives. With Thos. Leffingwell and others 
he relieved Uncas, Sachem of Mohegan with provisions when he was 
besieged by Pessacus, Sachem of the Naragansetts in 1645. 

He was one of the thirty five original proprietors of Norwich in 
1660. He Ajras representative from Norwich and Preston in the Legis- 
lature at twenty seven sessions from 1662 to 1684. In 1673 he was com- 
missioned lieutenant of the New London County Dragoons, raised to 
fight the Dutch and Indians. He was made a Justice in 1678 and died 
at Norwich Nov. 7, 1685. 

''Thomas Tracy was well educated for the time in which he lived. He held 
his full share of public offices, legislative, military and magisterial. He was a 
gentleman of consequence in the community, a thorough business man and of 
the very best personal character." (Robinson) 

Children : 
John b. 1642. Thomas b. 1644. Jonathan b. 1646. Miriam b. 1648. Solo- 
mon b. 1651. Daniel b. 1652. Samuel b. 1654. 

Solomon Tracy, son of Thomas Tracy and Mary Mason, was born 
in Saybrook in 1651. He went to Norwich with his father in 1660, and 
married Nov. 23, 1676, Sarah, dau. of Simon Huntington and Sarah 
Clark. "In the company of Norwich proprietors he ranked high, having 
more education than most of them, and being in ability, enterprise and 
integrity equal to the first." 

The title to land north of Norwich in Plainfield and vicinity was 
claimed by two parties. ' ' The first land laid out in this disputed country 
was the six hundred acres levied from Uncas and Owaneco 'for satis- 
faction for their men's burning the county prison.' Fitch as treasurer 
of New London county was ordered 'to dispose of the land and build 
said prison therefrom' and he selected the richest part of the Quinebaug 
valley on both sides of the river. Deeds of sale conveyed this land June 
23, 1680, to John, Daniel and Solomon Tracy and Richard Bushnell, all 
of Norwich, who at once seized and quietly possessed it," "The select- 
men (of Canterbury) were greatly impeded by what they styled 'a 
wicked pretended deed of nine hundred and sixty acres,' claimed by 
'honest Solomon and Daniel Tracy who, when public charges were laid 
upon out-lands, were so wise as to claim none, but now cannot live 
without they can ruin seven or eight families and raze the foundations 
of the town.' " 

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TRACY. 

After the birth of two children his wife died Aug. 31, Wis:;, and be 
married second, Sarah Bliss, the widow of Thomas Shmian, Apl. 8, 
1()8(i, who bore lii iii a son Solomon. Dr. Solomon Tracy died July !>, 
1732. 

( Ihildren : 

Lydia I). Oct. 11. H>77, m. Thomas Leffingwell, 3rd. 

Simon b. Jany 8, 1679, m, Mary Leffingwell. 

Solomon b. 

Lydia Tracy, dau. of Dr. Solomon Tracy and Sarah Euntington, 
was born in Norwich Oct. 11, 1(177. She married March 11, l(i!)8, 
Thomas, son of Thos. Leffingwell 2nd, and Mary Bushnell. She died 
Nov. 28, 1757, having borne seven children. Her will dated Mar. 20, 
1737-8 names two sons and three daughters. 

Daniel Tracy, son of Thomas Tracy and Mary Mason, was horn 
in Sayhrook in 1652. He went to Norwich with his father in 1660 and 
married Sept. 1!>, 1682, Abigail, dan. of Thomas Adgate and Mary Mar- 
vin. Having borne two children she died Sept. 23, 1710. He married 
second, Hannah, widow of Thos. Bingham Mch. 4, 1711, who bore him 
two children: Elizabeth b. Feby 10, 1712, d. Apl. 16, 1715, and Samuel b. 
Mch. 12, 1714. 

He died June 29, 1728, having been injured the day previous. "The 
inhabitants were engaged in raising a cart bridge twenty feet high and 
two hundred ami fifty feet long 'over Shawtucket river near three miles 
from town' and had nearly completed the frame when on the 28th of 
June, just as they were putting together the upper work, a principal 
piece of timber which lay in the foundation of this upper work being- 
spliced gave way at the joint and falling, tripped up the dependent 
frame which with its own weight careened and overset. One hundred 
feet of the bridge fell with forty men on it. The water was very low and 
the people were precipitated upon the rocks in all directions; twenty 
were severely wounded and two killed. Mr. Daniel Tracy, one of the 
last survivors of the old stock that came from Saybrook died the next 
day of his mortal wounds. He was not concerned in the affair, only as 
he was a benefactor to it, and went out that day to carry the people 
some provision and happened to be on the bridge at that juncture of dan- 
ger." (Caulkins) 

( Ihildren by first wife : 

Daniel b. Dec. 7, 1683, m. Abigail Leffingwell. 

Abigail b. 

Daniel Tracy, son of Daniel Tracy and Abigail Adgate, was born 
in Norwich Dec. 7, 1683. He married Mch. 14, 1710-1 Abigail, dau. of 
Thos. Leffingwell 2nd, and Mary Bushnell. He held the office of Town 
Treasurer from 1735 until 1760. He died Jany 29, 1771, and she died 
Mch. 16, 1777. 

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MY ANCESTORS. 










Children : 


Abigail 


b. July 10, 1716, 


d. May 4, 1725. 


Daniel 


b. Jany 3, 1718, 


d. June 1, 1728. 


Samuel 


b. Sept. 23, 1723, 


d. 1798, m. Sybil Lathrop. 


Hannah 


b. Sept. 1727, 


m. Simon Huntington. 


Daniel 


b. Oct. 24, 1730, 


d. Nov. 2, 1730. 



Hannah Tracy, dau. of Daniel Tracy, Jr., and Abigail Leffingwell, 
was born in Norwich Sept. 2, 1727. She married, Jany 17, 1751, the 
Rev. Simon, son of Ebenezer Huntington and Sarah Leffingwell, and 
died July 30, 1753, not yet 26 years of age, having borne two children. 
A pewter plate in my possession is stamped on the margin : H. T. The 
under side bears the "Toison d'or," the emblem of the Order of the 
Golden Fleece. 



Thomas Adgate was present at a town meeting in Saybrook in 1655 
and was ordained as deacon there in 1659. He removed to Norwich in 
1660 and was one of the 35 proprietors. Joshua, the third son of Uncas, 
by his will which was allowed by the General Court of Conn, in 1678, 
gave to sixteen Norwich gentlemen a tract of 48000 acres, comprising a 
large part of the present territory of Windham, Mansfield, Chaplin, 
Hampton and Scotland. Among the sixteen were Thomas Tracy, 
Thomas Adgate, Thomas Leffingwell and Simon Huntington. None of 
these occupied their shares in person. 

When the meetinghouse was enlarged in 1698 the pews were ar- 
ranged in eight classes, and five of the oldest and most respected inhab- 
itants, viz : Lt. Thomas Leffingwell, Lt. William Backus, Dea. Simon 
Huntington, Thomas Adgate Sen. and Serg. John Tracy were directed 
to seat the people with due regard to rank. 

By his first wife Dea. Adgate had two daughters, Elizabeth and 
Hannah. Before leaving Saybrook he married Mary, widow of Richard 
Bushnell and dau. of Matthew and Elizabeth Marvyn. She had two 
sons and two daughters by Mr. Bushnell and three daughters and one 
son by Dea. Adgate. His will dated May 22, 1704, begins: "I, Thomas 
Adgate being in the 84th year of my age". He died in 1707. 



Children : 



Elizabeth 
Hannah 



Oct. 
Oct. 



10, 1651, 
6, 1653, 



m. Richard Bushnell 1682. 
m. Samuel Lathrop. 



Abigail b. Aug., 1661, 

Sarah b. Jany 1663, 

Rebecca b. June, 1666, 

Thomas b. Mar., 1670, 



m. Daniel Tracy. 

m. Christopher Huntington, Jr. 

m. Joseph Huntington. 

m. Ruth Brewster. 



Abigail Adgate, dau. of Dea. Thomas Adgate and Mary Marvyn, 
was born in Aug. 1661, being the eighth child born in Norwich. She 
married, Sept. 19, 1682, Daniel, son of Lt. Thomas Tracy and Mary 
Mason, and bore him two children. She died Sept. 23, 1710. 



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.MARVIN. 

Matthew Mahvix was born in England about L600. In the records 
of Westminster Hall is a list of persons "to be transported to New 
England imbarqned in the * Increase,' Robert Lea, master, having taken 
oatli of allegiance and supremacy etc." among whom are: 

"husbandman Matthew Marvyn age 35 yrs. 

uxor Elizabeth Marvyn 31 

Elizabeth Marvyn 11 

Matthew Marvyn 8 

Marie Marvyn li 

Sara .Marvyn 3 

Hanna Marvyn i" 



Matthew Marvin was one of the original settlers of Hartford and 
resided for some years on the corner of Village and Front Streets. 
He removed about 1650 to Norwalk where he was a pioneer. He was 
representative to the General Court in 1654 and died at Norwalk in 
1687. Late in life he married for his second wife Mrs. Alice Kellogg. 



Children hv first wife: 



Elizabeth 


b. 


1(124, 




m. Dr. John Olmstead. 


Matthew 


b. 


1627, 




m. Mary 


Mary 


b. 


1629, 




m. Richard Bushnell, 1648. 
2nd Thomas Adgate. 


Sarah 


b. 


1632, 




in. Wm. Goodridge, 1648. 


Hannah 


b. 


1634, 




in. Thomas Seymour, 1653, 


Abigail 


b. 


1636. 




in. John Ronton, 1656. 


Samuel 


b. 


Feby, 


1647, 


died young. 



Rachel b. Dec. 30, 1649, m. Samuel Smith. 



Mary Marvin, dau. of Matthew and Elizabeth Marvin, was born in 
England in 1629 and came to Hartford in 1635. She married in 1648 
Richard Bushnell of Saybrook to whom she bore four children: Jo- 
seph, Richard, Mary, Maria. He died in 1658 and in 1660 she married 
Dea. Thomas Adgate, who had two children, Elizabeth and Hannah, 
and removed to Norwich where she bore him four children : Abigail, 
Sarah, Rebecca and Thomas. Her son Richard married her husband's 
daughter Elizabeth, an unusual, but not improper alliance. Of more 
interest to our family is our descent from Mary Marvin, through 
both her husbands. She died in Norwich, March 29, 1713 aged 84. 



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IMHUIHt'lI'MHIIIIIMHIII—  I 



152 



BOW UN. 



WELSH ANCKSTRY OK (JRIFFITB BOWEN. 

Prom the "Bowens of Woodstoelv by Mr. E. A. Bowen, L897," and "Eminent Welsh- 
men by the Rev. Robert Williams, 1858." 

1 Aedd Mawr, — that is Aedd, The Greal — was a prince among the 
first colony of the Britons who crossed over from the continent, 
and first monarch of the Isle of Britain. He lived about 1440 I'.. C. 
and was contemporary with Moses and Joshua. 

2 Prydain was a distinguished character in early British history. 
He is represented in the Triads as the one who first consolidated 
the several states of Britain into a general union with a supreme 
head. 

3 Dyvnvarth Hen. 

4 Dyvnwal Moelmud was a beneficient sovereign and first reduced 
into a system the laws and customs of the Cymry so that justice 
might be obtained by every one. 

5 Beli. 

6 Grwrgant Varvdrwch succeeded his father on the tin-one. He was 
peaceful, but could fight with vigor. He warred against Norway 
and Denmark. He ruled fourteen years. 

7 Guhelyn was a sovereign uniformly prudent and mild. His wife 
was the learned Marsia who drew up the laws which King Alfred 
translated from Welsh into English and called Marsian laws. 

8 Sitsyllt at the age of seven began to rule conjointly with his 
mother until her death and then as sole monarch. 

9 Dan succeeded his brother Cynvarch. 

10 Morydd was comely in person and of vast strength. 

11 Elydnag. 12 Geraint, 13 Cadell. 14 Cod. 15 Por. 16 Geraint. 
17 Andryw. 18 Urien. 19 Ithel. 20 Clydog. 21 Clydno. 22 Gonost. 
23 Meirion. 24 Bleiddyd. 25 Caffo. 26 (twain. 27 Sitsyllt. 
28 Arthvael. 2!) Fidel. 30Rhodawr. 31 Rhydderch. 32 Sawl Benisel. 
33 Por. 34 Cai. 35 Monogan. 36 Beli Mawr was King of Britain 

B. C. 55. He was father of Caswallawn who opposed Julius Caesar 
and is mentioned in Caesar's Commentaries as Cassivellaunus, and 
also father of Lludd after whom Ludgate in London is named, and 
also of 37 Affleck 38 Affalach. 39 Owen. 40 Dhve Brichwain. 

41 Omwedd. 42 Amwerid. 4:! Gorddufu. 44 Dufu 45 Gwetholi. 

46 Doli. 47 Gwagain. 48 Cain. 4!) Genedawc. 50 Iago. 51 Tegid. 

52 Padarn Beisrudd. 53 Edeirn m. Gwenllian dan. of Coel Godehog, 
King of Britain, who was son of Tegvan ap Dehcuvraint ap Tud- 
bwyll ap Eurben ap Gradd ap Rhuddvedd ap Rhydeyrn ap Eudbi- 

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MY ANCESTORS. 

gant ap Eurdeyrn ap Einydd ap Eurios ap Euddolan ap Avellech 
ap Arlech ap Lludd ap Beli (Mawr). 

Coel rose up in arms against Asclepiodotus, King of Britain, and 
slew him in battle and became King. Constantius, a Roman senator, 
was sent from Spain to reduce him to obedience and peace was 
agreed upon. 

54 Cunedda Vledig was sovereign of the Stralclyde Britons from 
A. D. 328 until his death in 389. He inherited from his mother 
extensive possession in Wales where his sons settled. 

55 Einion Yeth succeeded his father as king of N. Wales A. D. 389 
and reigned until his death in 443. He gave his name to Caereinion. 

56 Llymerini. 

57 Cardiodoc Vrechfras, Earl of Hereford, Lord of Radnor and 
Lord of the Dolorouse m. Tegayage Vron, dan. of King Pelinor. 

58 Maynerick, Lord of Brecknock m. Ellen, dau. of Einion of Selif. 

59 Blethyn, Lord of Brecknock m. Otten, dau. of Tudor, King of S. 
Wales. 

60 Gwrgan m. Gwenllian, dau. of Gwys. 

61 Cadivor m. Maud, dau. of Llewellyn Vychan ap Llewellyn ap 
Gwegan ap Iros ap Gwin ap Cellwin. 

62 Griffith Gwys m. Catherine, dau. of Elidor of Einion. 

63 Griffith m. Jane, dau. of John Fleming. 

64 Howell m. Anne, dau. of Gwillen Jenkin Grant. 

65 Howell Vaughan m. Catherine, dau. of Jevan Llwyd. 

66 Gwillim Gam m. Wonll, dau. of Gwillen Jevan Morgan Van. 

67 Howell Melyn of Gwyr m. Catherine, dau. of Griffith Llewdef 
Voythys. 

68 Jevan Gwyr m. dau. of Wilcerk Gradoc. 

69 Jenkyn m. Joan, dau. of Gwillen Vaughan Gwillen Phillop Yryen. 

70 Owen m. Alice, dau. of John of Swansey. 

71 Griffith ap Owen alias Bowen of Slade, County Glamorgan m. 
Anne, dau. of Humphrey Bury of County Devon. 

72 Philip Bowen of Slade m. Elizabeth, dau. of Hopkin John 
Vaughan. 

73 Francis Bowen m. Elen, dau. of Thomas Franklyn. These were 
the parents of Griffith Bowen of Barryhead, County Glamorgan, 
who married Margaret, dau. of Henry Fleming, and came to Amer- 
ica in 1638. 

Note. All will admit that Griffith Bowen had ancestors as early as 
B. C. 1440. Some may possibly doubt the accuracy of this list, but I 
have adopted these for my ancestors. If any name is spurious or mis- 
spelled, I will cheerfully correct the error upon request and proof. 

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LYMAN. 

ENGLISH ANCESTRY OP RICHARD LYMAN. 

Alfred the Great. 

Edward the Elder. 

Edgina m. Henry de Vermandois. 

Hubert. 

Adela m. Hugh Magnus, son of Henry I of France. 




MY UNCLE LYMAN MAY, 
For whom I was named. 



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MY ANCESTORS. 

Isabel de Vermandois in. Robert, Earl of Melbert or Millent. 

Robert, second earl of Liescester. 

Robert, third earl. 

Margaret m. Saier de Quincey. 

Roger, Earl of Winchester. 

Elizabeth m. Alexander Cnmyn. 

Agnes m. Gilbert de Unrf raville. 

Gilbert, Earl of Angus. 

Thomas de Umf raville. 

Sir Thomas de Umf raville. 

Jean or Johanna m. Sir Win. Lambert. 



Sir Robert Umf reville, Lord of Tours and Viau of Normandy, came 

to England with William, the Conqueror. 

Gilbert de Umfreville. 

Sir Robert de Umfreville, Lord of Riddesdale. 

Sir Odewell de Umfreville. 

Robert de Umfreville. 

Sir Richard de Umfreville m. Matilda de Torrington. 

Gilbert de Umfreville. 

Gilbert de Umfreville, Earl of Angus, Lord Umfreville, Baron of 
Prudhoe, Lord of Riddesdale, m. Matilda, Countess of Angus, descend- 
ant of Malcolm III, King of Scotland, whose son David, also king, m. 
Maud ; their son Henry m. Adama or Adaline, dau. of William, Earl of 
Warren. Their dau. Ada m. Gilchrist, 3d Earl of Angus ; their son Dun- 
can, 4th Earl, had Malcolm, 5th Earl of Angus, who m. Mary, dau. of 
Sir Humphrey Berkeley and had Matilda. 

Sir Thomas de Umfreville m. Joan, dau. of Lord Rodam. 

Sir Thomas de Umfreville, Lord de Riddesdale, was living in the 
time of King Henry IV. His dau. Johanna m. Sir William Lambert, Kt. 



Sir Radulphus Lambert, Kt. came to England with William the 
Conqueror, m. Alidnora, dau. of Sir Ralph de Toney. 

Sir Hugh Fitz Lambert m. Maud, dau. of Peter, Lord Ross. 

Sir Henry Lambert, Lord of Skipton. 

Sir John Lambert. 

Sir Edward Lambert. 

Sir John Lambert, living 1187. 

Sir Thomas Lambert. 

Sir William Lambert m. Jane, dau. of Sir Thomas Cresey. 

Sir Henry Lambert m. Isabella Lambert. 

Sir Nicholas Lambert, Lord of Skipton. 

Alan Lambert, Esq. 

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LYMAN. 




LYMAN MAY PAINE, 
At Williston Seminary, Class of 1868. 



ville. 



Sir William Lambert in. Johanna, dan. of Sir Thomas de Umi're- 

Robert Lambert, Esq. 
Henry Lambert, Esq. 
Elizabeth Lambert m. Thomas Lyman. 



Thomas Leman was living in England 1275. 

Richard Leman. 

Alisalon Lyeman. 

Espilon Lyman. 

Salomon Lyman. 

Robert Lyman m. Johanna, dan. of Roger Trethewy. 

Thomas Lyman in. Elizabeth, dan. of Henry Lambert, Essex Co. 

Henry Lyman m, Alicia, dan. of Simon Hyde. 

John Lyman m. Margaret, dan. of William Gerard. 

Henry Lyman b. ab. 1550 m. Phillis, dan. of John Scott d. about 
1609. 

Richard b. ab. 1580 m. Sarah Osborne, emigrated to New England, 
Aug. 1631. 

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ROYAL ANCESTRY OF THOMAS TRACY. 

An abstract of "Ancestors oi Lieut. Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Conn., by Lieut. 
Charles Stedman Ripley, U. S. Navy, 1895." 

Edmund (Ironsides), son of Aetlielred the Unready, was King of 
England from April 23, 1016 till his death Nov. 30, 1016, probably pois- 
oned at the instance of Canute the Dane who married his mother and 
took possession of the throne. 

Edward, his son, was driven into exile. He married Agatha, dau. 
of Henry II. of Germany, who was King of Bavaria and crowned 
Emperor of Rome in 1014 and died in 1024. 

Margaret, their daughter, married Malcolm III. King of Scotland. 
She Avas the first crowned queen of Scotland and a most amiable and 
excellent woman. 



Henry De Grey received the manor of Thurrock from King Rich- 
ard I. in 1194. In 1216 Henry III. gave him the manor of Grimston. 
He married Isolda, niece of Robert Bardolf. 

Sir John De Grey, his second son, was sheriff of Buckingham and 
Bedford in 1233. He was summoned with horse and arms to attend 
King Henry III. into Flanders in 1241. He married the Lady Joane, 
widow, of Pauline Pevere. He was very loyal to the King and held 
many high offices and died in 1265. 

Reginald De Grey, his son, in 1280 made Justice of Chester. In 
1294 he was summoned to Parliament as a baron. He was Assistant to 
Prince Edward in 1296 during the king's absence in Flanders. He mar- 
ried Maud, daughter and heiress of William, Lord Fitz Hugh, by Hawys, 
daughter and heiress of Hugh De Longchamp of Wilton Castle in 
County Hereford. 

John De Grey, his eldest son, was summoned to Parliament from 
June 9, 1309, to Sept. 18, 1322. In 1316 (10 Edward II.) he was made 
Justice of North Wales and Governor of the Castle of Caernarvon. His 
lordship married first Anne, dau. of William, Lord Ferrers and second 
Maud, dau. of Ralph, Lord Basset. 

Roger De Grey, his eldest son by the second wife, was summoned 
to Parliament as Lord Grey de Ruthyn. He married Lady Elizabeth 
Hastings. 



x s- 



Philip De Estley was a feudal baron in the reign of Henry II. Hia 
son Thomas De Ast'ley in 1210 paid a hundred marks to the crown to 
be excused from going beyond the sea. Afterward he took up arms 
against King John, was taken prisoner and his estates confiscated. 
Later his estates were restored by Henry III. He married Maud, sister 
of Roger de Camvill. 

Walter De Astley, his son, was with his father in rebellion against 



King John. He died before 1240. 



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TRACY 

Sir Thomas Do Astloy, Knt. was a faithful subject of King Henry 
III. and hold many appointments from 1241 1<> L250. In 1202 lie was a 
leader of the rebellious barons and in I J(i4 he was slain in the battle of 
Evesham between the king and barons. His first wife was Joane, dan. 
of Ernald do Hois and second Editha, dan. of Peter Constable. 

Thomas Do Astloy, oldest son by the first wife, recovered the family 
estates on payment of ."520 marks, lie was with King Edward I. at the 
victory at Falkirk and was rewarded for his loyalty and military service 
by being summoned to Parliament as Baron Astloy. 

Sir Guy Do Astloy, his second son, fought with King Edward II. 
and was taken prisoner at Bannocksburn. Ho married Alice, second 
daughter of Sir Thomas Wolvey, Knt. 

Thomas De Astloy, third Lord Astloy, was summoned to Parlia- 
ment from 1342 to 1349. Ho was more of a churchman than a soldier. 
About 1339 he founded a chantry in the parish church at Astloy. Later 
he erected a beautiful church in the form of a cross with a tall spire and 
dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. Ho married Eliza- 
beth, dan. of Guy De Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. Their oldest son — 

William De Astloy was the fourth Lord Astloy. He was never 
summoned to Parliament, but was included in several commissions dur- 
ing the reigns of Henry IV. and Henry V. He married Catherine, dau. 
of William, Lord Willoughby Do Eresby, by whom ho loft an only 
daughter. 

Lady Joane De Astley married, first, Thomas Raleigh, by whom 
she had no issue; and secondly, Reginald, Lord Grey De Ruthyn. 



Isabella of Angouleme was dau. of Aymer, Comte of Angouleme 
and Alicia, dau. of Peter of Courtenay, a younger son of Louis VI. of 
France. She was married to King John of England during his visit to 
France in August, 1200. Her first son, King Henry III., was born Oct. 
1, 1207. She was imprisoned in 1214 by order of John. After his death 
she returned to Franco and married. May, 1220, Hugh Le Brun Comte 
de la Marche. She died at Fontebrand in 1246. Their son- 
William De Lusiguan (de Valence) came to England with his 
brother Guy and sister Alice to escape oppression, and were provided 
for by their half brother Henry III. William was made governor of 
Goderich castle and through the influence of the King married Joane, 
daughter and heir of Warim de Monchensi and Joane, sister of the 
Earl of Pembroke. In 1249 he was with the army of Crusaders in 
the Holy Land. He was called William De Valance in England, and 
bore the title of Earl of Pembroke. He fought for the King against 
the rebellious barons at Evesham and was rewarded by large grants 
of land. He was slain in 1296 while engaged in the wars of France. 
His wife bore him seven children. 

Isabel, the fifth child, married John Do Hastings. 



Huge De Montfort, (Hugh with a Beard) was a son of Thurstam 
De Bastenburgh. Ho came to England with William the Conqueror 
and rendered good service at the battle of Hastings. He was rewarded 
with twenty-eight lordships in Kent, a large portion of Romney Marsh, 



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MY ANCESTORS 

sixteen lordships in Essex, fifty-one in Suffolk and nineteen in Nor- 
folk. He lost his life in a duel with Walcheline de Ferrers. Hugh De 
Montfort had three children. The youngest was — 

Alice, who married Gilbert De Gaunt, grandson of Baldwin V., 
Count of Flanders. 

Hugh, their son, took his mother's family name and inherited her 
father's possessions. He married Adeline, dau. of Robert, Earl of 
Millent and Isabel de Vermandois. He rebelled against the King and 
was confined in prison fourteen years. 

Thurstam De Montfort, his son, erected a castle of great strength 
at the chief seat of his family in Warwickshire which he called "Bel- 
desert. ' ' 

Thurstam De Charlecote, his second son, lived in the time of Rich- 
ard I. and was father of — 

Sir Walter De Charlecote who received many immunities and priv- 
ileges from Richard I., all which were confirmed by King John in 1203. 

Sir William De Lucy, his son, was the first of the Charlecotes who 
bore that surname, probably because his mother Avas heir to some branch 
of that great baronial family. He took up arms with the barons against 
King John and his estates were seized, but restored by Henry III. He 
married Isabel, and, second, Maud, sister of John Cotele. He founded 
the monastery of Thelesford, and died about 1247. His son by his sec- 
ond wife — 

Sir William De Lucy, Knight of Charlecote, married Amicia, dau. 
of William De Furches, by whom he had a son — 

Fouk De Lucy in the reign of Henry III. was one of the nine gov- 
ernors of the Kingdom. "This Fouk was a lover of good horses as it 
would seem for in the 11th of Edward I. he gave forty marks to two 
Londoners that were merchants of horses for a black charger, about 
which time a fat ox was sold for sixteen shillings. ' ' He died in 1302. 

Sir William Lucy of Charlecote was a representative in several 
Parliaments for Warwick. 

Sir William Lucy was summoned to attend the King into France 
in 1345. He died in 1348. 

Thomas Lucy of Charlecote, his son, was father of 

Sir William Lucy of Charlecote "who being a Knight was retained 
in 1381 to serve John Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and King of Castile for 
life with one esquire in times of war and peace." In the first year of 
Henry IV. (1399) he represented the county of Warwick in Parlia- 
ment. 

Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote, his son, was a member of Parlia- 
ment in 1405. He married Alice, dau. of Sir William Hugford. He 
died July 28, 1415. His son 

William Lucy of Charlecote married Lady Eleanor, dau. of Regi- 
nald, Lord Grey de Ruthyn. 



Hugh De Beauchamp came from Normandy with William the Con- 
queror and received large estates in Hertford, Buckingham and Bed- 
ford shires. His third son — 

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sheriff by Henry 1. and received ;i granl of all the lands of Roger De 
Worcester. Ee married Emeline, dan. of CJrso de Ahitat, hereditary 
sheriff of Worcestershire, and Adelise, his wife. 

William De Beauchamp, his son, having aided the Empress Maud 
iu her endeavors to gain the English throne, was dispossessed of his 
estates by King Stephen. When Henry 11., son of the Empress Aland, 
came to the throne in 1 L53 he not only restored to him the shrievalty of 
Worcestershire, but also made him sheriff of Warwickshire, Gloucester- 
shire and Herefordshire, lie married Maud, dan. of William, Lord 
Braose of Gower. 

William De Beauchamp, his son, married Joane, dan. of Sir Thomas 
Walerie, and died before L211. 

Walter De Beauchamp, bis son, was appointed governor of Hanley 
Castle in L215. Be joined the enemies of King .John and all his lands 
were seized and himself excommunicated. He presently submitted and 
sought absolution which he obtained as well as restitution of his castle 
at Worcester with his hereditary shrievalty. He married Bertha, dau. 
of William, Lord Braose. He died in 1235 and was succeeded by his 
elder son. 

Walcheline De Beauchamp married Joane, dau. of Roger, Lord 
Mortimer, and died in the same year as his father. 

William De Beauchamp received many summons from Henry III. 
to meet the King "with horse and arms" for military service, the high- 
est proof of his prowess and loyalty. He married Isabel, dau. of Wil- 
liam Manduil of Banslape in Berkshire. He died in L268. 

William De Beauchamp, his son, inherited the feudal barony of 
Elmsley from his father and the barony of Hanslape and Earldom from 
his mother. He rendered great service to King Edward I. in the Welsh 
and Scottish wars. He married Maud, widow of (iirard de Eurnisal 
and one of the four daughters of Richard Fitz-John, son of John Fitz- 
Geffery, Chief Justice of Ireland. 

Guy De Beauchamp, his eldest son, was second Earl of Warwick. 
He distinguished himself at the battle of Falkirk and at the siege of 
Caerlaverock. He married Alice, widow of Thomas De Laybourne and 
dau. of Ralph De Toni of Flamsted in the county of Hertford. He died 
at Warwick Castle Aug. 12, 1315. His children were Thomas, John, 
Maud, Emma, Isabel, Elizabeth and Lucia. 

Elizabeth De Beauchamp married Thomas, third Lord Astley. 



Hrolf (Rollo or Raoul) was a Norwegian viking or pirate and suc- 
ceeded in wresting from Charles the Simple the land on both sides the 
mouth of the Seine. This land was ceded to Hrolf in the treaty of 
peace and he became vassal to the French King for this territory which 
took the name of Northman's land or Normandy. Hrolf was baptized 
in the Christian faith and was given Gesla, the king's daughter, in mar- 
riage. He ruled in Normandy from 91 1 to 927. His first wife, Poppa, 
dau. of Count De Bayeaux, bore him his son and heir — 

William Longsword (r. 927 to 943) who married Adela, dau. of Ru- 
bert, Count de Seulis. His eldest son — 

Richard the Fearless (r. 943-996) married Gunora or Gunred, dau. 
of Herbastus, a Danish knight, who bore him Richard the Good and 

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Emma, who married Aetlielred II. of England and afterward Canute 
the Dane. 

Eiehard the Good (r. 996-1026) was the father of Eichard and Bob- 
ert, each of whom succeeded to the Duchy in succession. 

Eobert the Magnificent, sometimes called "le diable", (r. 1028- 
1035) went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and was poisoned at 
Nicaea in Bithynia in 1035. 

William, Duke of Normandy, surnamed the Conqueror, from his 
triumph over Harold II., King of the English, at Hastings Oct. 14, 1066. 
He was crowned King of England by Aldred, Archbishop of York, at 
Westminster Abbey on the 25th of December, 1066. He was the illegiti- 
mate son of Eobert by Arlotta or Herlesa, dau. of Fulbert, a tanner of 
Falaise, and was born in 1025. In 1053 William married Matilda, dau. 
of Baldwin V., Count of Flanders. She bore him four sons and six 
daughters: Eobert, Eichard, William (Eufus) or William II., Henry 
I., Cicely, Constanta, Alice, Adela (mother of King Stephen), Agatha 
and Gundred. He died Sept. 9, 1087. 

Gundred married William De Warrenne, Earl of Warrenne in Nor- 
mandy and of Surrey in England. 



William de Warrenne, Earl of Warrenne in Normandy, came to 
England with his near kinsman, the Conqueror, and fought with him at 
Hastings, and received immense grants of land in several counties. He 
was made Earl of Surrey and married Gundred, dau. of William the 
Conqueror. She died in 1085, and the Earl in 1089. Their son — 

William de Warrenne, Earl of Warrenne and second Earl of Sur- 
rey, forfeited his estates for rebellion, but received them back and be- 
came a good subject of Henry I. He married Isabel de Vermandois, 
widow of Eobert, Earl of Milient and dau. of Hugh Magnus, Count de 
Vermandois. The Earl died May 11, 1138. 

William de Warrenne, Earl of Warrenne and third Earl of Sur- 
sey, espoused the cause of King Stephen and fought for him at Lincoln. 
He married Adela, dau. of William Falsace, son of Eobert de Belesme, 
Earl of Shrewsbury. In 1147 the Earl accompanied Louis VII., King of 
France, on a crusade against the Saracens in the Holy Land and never 
returned. 

Isabel de Warren, his only child, married, second, in 1163 Hameline 
Plantagenet. He served with distinction in the army of Eichard I. in 
Normandy. He died May 7, 1202. Their dau.— 

Lady Isabel Plantagenet married Eoger Bigod, the second Earl of 
Norfolk, son of Hugh Bigod, first Earl of Norfolk. He was ambassador 
from Eichard I. to Philip of France for aid in a crusade against the 
Saracens. He was one of the barons who wrested Magna Charter from 
King John. The Earl died in 1220. Their eldest daughter — 

Lady Margery Bigod married William de Hastings, son of William 
de Hastings, Lord of Filloughby and Steward to Henry II. and Maud, 
dau of Thurstam Banaster. Their only child — 



Henry de Hastings attended King Henry III. into France in 1241 
and was taken pi'isoner at Zante. He died in 1250. He married Ada, 
dau of David, Earl of Huntingdon. Their son — 

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Henry de Hastings was summoned in 1259 to be at Shrewsbury 
witb horse and arms to march against the Welch. Afterwards he took 
up arms against the King. He distinguished himself at the battle of 
Lewes where the king was made prisoner. He died in 1264. His son — 

Henry de Hastings married Lady Joan de Cantelupe, dan. of Baron 
William de Cantelupe. He was summoned to Parliament as Baron 
Hastings Dec. 14, 1264. He died in 1268. His son — 

John de Hastings was summoned to Parliament as Lord Hastings. 
He was a great military leader during the reign of Edward I. He took 
part in expeditions to Scotland in 1283, to Wales in 1286, then to Ire- 
land and again to Scotland in 1301. For a reward he was given the 
whole County of Mentieth. In 1290 he was one of the competitors for 
the crown of Scotland in right of his descent from Ada, dau. of David, 
Earl of Huntingdon. He married Lady Isabel, dau. of William de Val- 
ence, Earl of Pembroke. Lady Isabel died Oct. 3, 1305 and his lordship 
in 1313. Their daughter — 

Lady Elizabeth Hastings married Eoger de Grey, son of John de 
Grey. Roger de Grey was summoned to Parliament as Lord Grey du 
Ruthyn. He died in 1353. 

Reginald de Grey, his son, was summoned to Parliament as Regi- 
nald de Grey de Ruthyn from March 15, 1354 to Marcb 20, 1388. He 
married Elizabeth, dau. of Roger, fourth Baron le Strange of Knokyn. 
He died in 1388. 

Reginald de Grey, his son, was summoned to Parliament from Oct. 
6, 1389 "to Sept. 26, 1439. He married Lady Joane, only dau. of Wil- 
liam De Astley and died in 1440, leaving four children. 

Lady Eleanor De Grey, their youngest child and only daughter, 
married William Lucv of Charlecote in the county of Warwick 



Sir William Lucy of Charlecote was made Knight of the Bath at 
the coronation of the queen of Henry VII. He married Margaret, dau. 
of John Brecknock, treasurer to Henry VI. and, second, Alice, dau. of 
William Hanbury, and died in 1492. 

Edward Lucy, his son by the first wife, was a soldier of high repute 
in the reign of Henry VII. He had command of a division of the royal 
army at the battle of Stake. He married Elizabeth, dau. of Walter 
Tramsington and second, Jane, dau. of Richard Ludlow. His eldest 
son — 

Sir Thomas Lucy, Knt. of Charlecote, was one of the servers to 
King Henry VIII. He married Elizabeth, widow of George Catesby of 
Ashby-Legers in the county of Northampton, and daughter of Sir Rich- 
ard Empson, Knt. He died in 1525. His grandson, Sir Thomas Lucy, 
prosecuted Shakespeare for stealing deer, and was afterwards satirized 
and immortalized by the great dramatist as Justice Shallow in Merry 
Wives of Windsor. 

Barbara Lucy, youngest child of Sir Thomas and Elizabeth, mar- 
ried Richard Tracy, Esquire, of Stairway. 

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Basil I. was bom 813 and died SS(i. He was a Macedonian of ob- 
scure origin, bul succeeded in winning the favor of the Byzantine 
emperor Michael 111., who intrusted him with the administration of the 
empire. In *f>7 be assassinated the emperor and usurped the throne. 
He drove the Saracens out of Italy and began the collection of laws 
called "Basilica" which was completed by his son Leo. 

Leo VI., surnamed "The Wise," was son of Basil I. and emperor 
from 886 till his death 91 1. 

Constantine VII. horn 905, Byzantine emperor, son of Deo VX, 

whom he succeeded, lie was poisoned by his son Uomnnns II. Nov. L5, 

95!». He was a liberal patron of learning and himself hold- a igh rank 

in literature as the author of a treatise on governmenl "De admin- 

istrandis imperio." 

Bomanus [I., Emperor of the Bast from 959 to in::;, was a son of 

Constantine Porphyrogenitus. 

Anne, dan., of Romanus II.. married Wblodomir, Grand Duke of 

Russia. Their son— 

Jaroslau's was Grand Duke of Russia. 
Anne, his daughter, married 

Henry L, Bang of France from L031 to 1060, and their son- 
Hugh Magnus, Count de Vercnandois, was the lather of [sabel who 

married Robert, Earl of Millent and, second, William, Earl of Warrenne. 



KennethlL, son of McAlpine, was founder of the Scottish monarchy 
and reigned from 843 to 858. 

Constantine II., his son, was King of Scotland from 862 to 878. He 
was taken prisoner by the Danes and beheaded in 878 ai "The Devil's 
Cave". His son — 

Donald IV. reigned prosperously from 892 to 903 and did much to 
civilize Scotland. 

Malcolm I., his son, reigned from 943 to 958 and was killed in an 
insurrection at Mearns. 

Kenneth III., his son, reigned from 970 to 994 when he was assass- 
inated. 

Malcolm IT., his son, reigned from 1003 to 1033 when he was mur- 
dered by his cousin. 

The Princess Beatrix, his daughter, married Grinnes, governor of 
the Scotch islands, and the crown passed to their son- 
Duncan I. succeeded his grandfather in 1033 and reigned one year 
when he was murdered by his cousin Macbeth. "After life's fitful fever, 
he sleeps well." 

Malcolm 111., his son, was crowned at Scone Apl. 25, 1057 and 
reigned until 1093. He married Margaret, dau. of Edward, son of 
Edmund (Ironsides), King of England. He was slain in battle. 

David I. (St. David), their son, came to the throne in 1124 and 
reigned until 1153. He married Maud, dau. of the Earl of Northampton 
by Judith, niece of William the Conqueror. He died May 24, 1153. 

Henry died during the life of his father, leaving three sons and two 
daughters. His wife was Lady Adeline, dau. of William De Warrenne 

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and Isabel De Vermandois. The older sons were successivelv kings 
of Scotland : Malcolm IV. 1153 to 1163 and William I. 1163 to 1214. 

David, Earl of Huntington, was the third son. He married Maud, 
daughter of Hugh, Earl of Chester. 

Ada (Adama), their daughter, married Henry De Hastings, son of 
William De Hastings and Lady Margery Bigod. 



Sir Grinrwald Pauncefoot m. a daughter of Lord Kyrkhowell. He 
is the first of the line in "the visitation of the County of Gloucester 
taken in the year 1623. ' ' His descendants are Sir Grinrwald Pauncefoot, 
Sir Grinrwald Pauncefoot, Sir Grimwald Pauncefoot, Sir Hugh Paunce- 
foot, Sir John, whose daughter Margery married William Tracy. 



Sir Guy De La Spine was a Knight in time of King Richard II. His 
father William held notable employments in the reign of Edward III. 
and was grandson to William De La Spine who married Johanna, 
daughter of Sir Simon De Coughton, the lineal heir male to Ralph, son 
of William De Cocton, who nourished before the reign of Henry II. His 
daughter Alice married William Tracy and Eleanor married Sir John 
Throckmorton. 

John of Throckmorton was lord of Rockmoor Town in 1130. 

John Throckmorton, Lord of Throckmorton, married Agnes, 
daughter of Sir Richard Abberbury. 

Sir Thomas Throckmorton was of the retinue of the Earl of War- 
wick in 1396. He married Agnes Besford. 

Sir John Throckmorton was a man of prominence during the reigns 
of Henry V. and Henry VI. He was Under Treasurer of England. He 
died in the sixth year of Henry VI. His wife Eleanor survived. They 
had three sons and five daughters. 

Sir Thomas Throckmorton married Margaret Ordney and had icsue 
— one daughter, Margaret, married Sir William Tracy. 



Pepin of Heristal was King of France without the title, contenting 
himself with the old title ' ' Mayor of the Palace. ' ' He was grandson to 
Pepin de Landen by his mother's side, and by his father's side grandson 
to the famous Arnaud. He died in 714. 

Charles Martel, his natural son, administered the kingdom with the 
same title. He was the great opponent of the Saracens. He died in 741. 

Pepin Le Bref, his son, was the first king of France of the Carlo- 
vingian dynasty. With his queen Bertha he was crowned by the pope 
in 750. He was victorious over the Saracens and the German princes 
and died in 768. His son — 

Charlemagne lived 742-814 and was master of an empire which em- 
braced all France, a part of Spain, more than half of Italy, and nearly 
all Germany. He fought the idolatrous Saxons for thirty years, and 
compelled their chief to accept Christian baptism. In 800 he was 
crowned at Rome "Emperor of the West." He reigned nearly forty- 
seven years. His wife was Hildegarde, dau. of Childebrand, Duke of 
Suabia. 

Louis I., his son, was not wise enough to keep what his father had 

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gained, and upon his death in 840 the whole fabric of the empire broke 
asunder. He was finely formed ami very powerful ami was called "le 
Debonnaire." lie married for his second wife Judith, dan. of Counl 
Welpho of Altorf, of the house of Guelph, who bore him one son, — 

Charles II. "the Bald" was born in 823 and became King of France. 
He died in S77. He married Hermentrude, dan. of ( )do, Count of 
Orleans. Their son — 

Louis II. (the Stammerer), King of France, died 879. He married 
Ausgarde. Their son — 

Carloman, King of Aquitaine and Burgundy, died 884. He married 
Carentia. Their son — 

Arnnlf, Emperor and King of Germany, died in 900. He married 
Jutta, dan. of Welpho I., Count of Altorf. Their daughter — 
Luitgarda married Otho, Duke of Saxony. Their son- 
Henry I., Emperor of Germany, died !).*>(>. He married Mechtilde, 
dan. of Count Ingelhelm. Their son — 

Otho I. (the Great), Emperor of Germany, died 973. He married 
Adelheida (Adelaide) dau. of Rudolph II., Duke of Burgundy. She 
was the good and beautiful Empress of Germany who was taken from 
prison to marry him in 951. She died in 999. Their daughter- 
Adelaide, the Princess, married Hugh Capet. 




MAY JOSEPHINE JOHNSTON, 
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Charles II 's daughter Judith by his second wife, Richeldis, dau. of 
Boso, King of Burgundy, was married to Aethelwulf, King of England. 
After his death she married Baldwin I., Count of Flanders. 

Count Baldwin I. of Flanders ruled from 858 to 879. He married 
Judith, dau. of Charles the Bald. Their son — 

Count Baldwin II. married Aelfthry, the dau. of Aelfred the Great 
of England. He ruled from 879 to 918. Their son- 
Count Arnulf I. of Flanders ruled from 918 to 964. He married 
Adela, dau. of Heribut II. 

Baldwin III. married Mathilda, dau. of Conrad II. of Burgundy. 
He died in 962. 

Count Arnulf II. of Flanders ruled from 973 to 988. He married 
Bosalie, dau. of Berenger II., Duke of Italy. 

Count Baldwin IV. of Flanders ruled from 988 to 1036. He married 
Eleanor, dau. of Richard II., Duke of Normandy. 

Count Baldwin V. of Flanders ruled from 1036 to 1064. He married 
Adalais (Alice) dau. of Robert the Pious, King of France. Their dau.— 

Matilda (Maud) married in 1053, William (the Conqueror), Duke of 
Normandy and King of England, and bore him Gundred, the Princess, 
who married William, the Earl of Warrenne. 



Robert the Strong is regarded as the stock of the Capet Dynasty. 
He died in 866. 

Robert, his son, was crowned in 922 and killed in 923. 

Hugh the Great, his son, Duke of France and Burgundy, died in 
956. He married Eahild of England. 

Hugh Capet, his son, was born in 939, crowned at Rheims in 987, 
and died in 996. He married Adelaide of Aquitaine. 

Robert the Pious, his son, shared the throne with his father till his 
death, and then ruled alone till his death in 1031. He married Constance 
of Provence, and she bore him Adalais (Alice) who married Baldwin 
V., Count of Flanders. 



Woden, the Viking, lived in the third century and died in Sweden. 
By his wife Frea or Frigga he had six sons. 

Beldeg, fifth son of Woden, married Nanna, dau. of Gewar. Their 
son Brandius or Brando was father of Froodigarius or Froethgar, who 
had a son Wigga, who was father of Gewesius or Gewisch, whose son 
Effa or Esta was father of Effa (the second), whose son Eleseus was 
father of Cerdic, the first king of the West Saxons. He reigned about 
thirty-three years, and died in 534 leaving as his successor his eldest 
son — 

Kenric, who reigned twenty-six years, and died in 560, and was suc- 
ceeded by his eldest son — 

Cheaulin, who reigned about thirty-two years, when he was de- 
throned by his nephew, Cearlik, and banished. He died in exile leaving 
two sons. The eldest — 

Cuthwin was killed in battle with the Britons in 584. He left two 
sons. The younger — 



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Chelwald, who was tin 1 father of— 

Kenred, who bad four sons and one daughter. The eldest, Inn, was 
eleventh king of the West Saxons. Another son was 

[ngills, tlic lather of Eappa, whose son was Easa, the fathei of 
Alkimuid or Aethelmund, whose son 

Ecgberht was seventeenth king of the Wesl Saxons ami firsl king of 
England in the year sou, and reigned thirty nine years. He married 
Lady Redbwega. 

Aethelwulf, his eldest son, succeeded him, and ruled till his death 
Jan'y IS, 857. His wife Asburya, dan. of < >slac, was a descendant from 
Cerdic, and bore bim five sons and a daughter. He married, second, 
.Judith, dau. of Charles the Bald of Fiance. 

Aelfred the Great, horn in 849, was the youngesl son of Aethelwulf. 
He survived his brothers and became sixth king of England when aboul 
twenty-one years of age. In 869 be married Ealswetha, dan. of the 
Earl of Lincolnshire, and by her had three sons and three daughters. 
He died Oct. 28, 901. 

Eadward the Elder, second son of Aelfred the Great, succeeded his 
father. His third wife was Eadgina, dan. of Earl Sigeline. She bore 
him two sons and two daughters, and survived him nearly forty years, 
dying Aug. 25, 963. Their eldest son— 

Eadmund I. married Aelfgifu in the first year of his reign 940, and 
by her had two sons. He was assassinated May 26, !)4(i. His younger 
son — 

Eadgar came to the throne in 959. He married in 961 Aethelflaeda 
the Fair, dan. of Earl Ordmar, and by her had Eadward the Martyr. 
He married, second, Aelfthryth, dan. of Ordgar, Duke of Devonshire, 
and by her had two sons. The younger — 

Aethelred the Unready was horn in !H>7 and succeeded to the crown 
upon the assassination of his half brother Eadward the Martyr. He 
married, when about the age of seventeen, Ealfleda, dan. of Erldorman 
Tliored. His second wife was Emma of Normandy, youngesl daughter 
of Richard the Fearless, third Duke of Normandy. By her he had 
Aelfred, whose eyes were put out; Eadward the Confessor, and Goda. 
Aethelred II. died Apl. 23, 1016, and Emma married ( !anute the I >ane. 

Goda married Dreux, Count of Mantes, and great grandson of 
Waleran. He died on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in July, 1035. She 
married, second, Eustace of Boulonge, and died in ]0f)4. 

Rudolph or Ralph De Mantes, second son of the Count of Mantes 
and the Princess Goda, was lord of the Manor of Sudeley and of Tod- 
dington. He was created Earl of Hereford by his uncle Eadward the 
Confessor, and deprived of his earldom in the reign of William the 
Conqueror. In 1051 be was admiral of fifty ships. He married Gethe. 
He died Dec. 21, 1057. His only son- 
Harold De Mantes, Earl of Hereford, married Matilda, dan of 
Hugh Lupus, the Earl of Chester, by his wife Ermentrude, dan. of Hugh 
de Cleremont. Hugh Lupus was a son of Richard — goz, Viscount 
d'Auserauche, and his wife Margaret, a half sister of William the 
Conqueror. 

John De Sudeley, eldest son of Harold De Mantes and Matilda, 

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became Lord of Sudeley and Toddington. He married Grace, daughter 
and heiress of Henri De Traci, feudal Lord of Barnstaple in Devonshire. 
They had two sons : Ralph, the heir of the father, and William, who in- 
herited the lands of the mother and assumed her family name, becoming 
as a Knight of Gloucestershire, Sir William De Traci. 



Turgis De Traci was a Norman baron and an officer in the army of 
William, Duke of Normandy. He fought in the battle of Hastings Oct. 
14, 1066. 

Henri De Traci settled in County Devon. He was an excellent 
soldier, and King Stephen gave him the Barony of Barnstaple. He died 
about 1146, leaving as his heir, his daughter Grace. 

Grace De Traci married John De Sudeley, and had two sons, Ralph, 
heir of his father, and William, heir of his mother, whose name he took. 

Sir William De Traci lived in the reign of Henry II., and at his 
instigation, with three others in 1170, assassinated Thomas a Becket, 
Archbishop of Canterbury. Fuller in his Worthies of England described 
Sir William as " a man of high birth, state and stomach, a favorite of the 
King's and his daily attendant." During the reign of King John he 
appeared in arms against his sovereign, and his lands were confiscated, 
but afterwards restored to him in the second year of Henry III. He 
seems to have repented of the murder of the archbishop, for he founded 
a chapel to Thomas a Becket in the Conventual Church at Tewkesbury. 
He died at Morthoe, County Devon, in 1224. By Hawise De Born, his 
wife, he left a son and two daughters. 

Sir Henry De Tracy of Toddington died about 1246, leaving a 
daughter and two sons : Margery, Henry and Thomas. 

Sir Henry De Tracy of Toddington was summoned to perform 
military service in the eleventh year of Edward I. He died in 1296, 
leaving William, his son and heir, and Eve, wife of Guy de Bryan. 

Sir William Tracy is recorded among the knights of Gloucester- 
shire in 1288, and had a command in the Scottish war. 

Sir William Tracy, his son, was High Sheriff in the 17th year of 
Edward II. He was twice elected to Parliament as one of the Knights 
of Gloucestershire, and is named in a roll of the nobles of England 
dated at Berwick June 30, 1315. He left two children, Margery and 
William. 

William Tracy, Esquire, of Toddington, was required in 1333 with 
Thomas Berkeley to raise three hundred men from the forest of Dem 
and two hundred men in the county of Gloucester. He had one son — 

Sir John Tracy of Toddington, Knight of Gloucestershire, was 
sheriff for five years from 1358. He died in 1363, leaving three children : 
John, Margaret, wife of Sir Thomas De Langley, Knt,, and Dorothy, 
wife of Edmond Bray. 

Sir John Tracy was Member of Parliament and Sheriff for Glou- 
cestershire. He died in 1379 leaving two children : William and Mar- 
garet. 

William Tracy, Esquire, was High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 
1395. He died in 1399. 

William Tracy, Esquire, his son, was called to the Privy Council of 

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Henry IV. by letter still extant dated 21 July, L401. Be was Bigh 
Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1417. In the seventh year of Benry V. he 
had summons "to serve the king in person for defense of the relm." Be 

married Alice, widow of William Gifford, and eldest daughter of Sir 
Guy De La Spine, Kid., Lord of Coughton. They had three children: 
William, John and Alice. 

William Tracy, Esquire, was Sheriff of Gloucestershire during the 
twenty-second and' twenty-third years of Henry VI. He married Marg- 
ery, daughter of Sir John Pauncefoot, Knt. by his wife, a daughter of 
Sir Andrew Herh. He died in 1460 leaving three children: Henry, 
Richard and Margery. 

Henry Tracy, Esquire, married Alice, daughter of Thomas Baldmg- 
ton, Esquire, of Alderby. He died about 1506. Children: William. 
Richard. Ralph, Anne, and Elizabeth. 

Sir William Tracy was sheriff of Gloucestershire in the fifth year of 
Henry VI1T. ( 1 51 3) . " He was a gentleman of excellent parts and sound 
learning, and is memorable for being one of the first who embraced the 
reformed religion in England as appears by his last will dated 22 
Henry VIII. (1530)." This will was condemned in the Bishop of Lon- 
don's' Court, and an order sent to Parker. Chancellor of Worcester, to 
raise his body. The Chancellor too officiously burned the corpse, and was 
afterwards fined £400 and turned out of the chancellorship Sir William 
married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Throckmorton of Cross 
Court. He died about 1531. Children: William, Robert, Richard, and 
Alice. 

Richard Tracy, Esquire, of Stanway, obtained from his father the 
Manor of Stanway. "This Richard was well educated and wrote learn- 
edly of his father's faith several treatises, the most remarkable one 
entitled 'Preparations to the Cross' written experimentally, having 
suffered much in his estate for his father's reputed heretical will." He 
was Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1560. He married Barbara Lue\ r , a 
pupil of Fox, the martyrologist, and daughter of Sir Thomas Lucy, Knt. 
of Charlecote in Warwickshire. He died in 1569 leaving six children: 
Hester, Nathaniel, Susan, Judith, Paul and Samuel. 

Sir Paul Tracy, Bart., was made a baronet June 29, 1611, by King 
James I., "being the thirteenth created from the institution of the order. 
He married Anne, daughter of Raffe Sharkerly of Ayno-on-the-Hill, 
County of Northampton, by Alice, daughter of Hugh Radcliffe. Anne 
died in 1615. His second wife was Anna, daughter of Sir Ambrose 
Nicholas, Knt., Lord Mayor of London. He died in 1626. By his first 
wife he had twenty-one children: Richard, Elizabeth, Hester, Paul, 
Susan, Barbara, Susanna, Alexander, Alice, Lucy, Margaret, Shark- 
erle\ r , Susan, Saunders, Nathaniel, William, Nathaniel, Thomas b. 1610, 
John, Vicessimus (so named because he was the twentieth child) and 
Anne. 



Thomas Tracy emigrated to America. 

NOTE. — If perchance some Philistine should discover that Thomas Tracy of Norwich 
was not the son of Sir Paul, I hope none of my kindred will feel broken hearted, for I am 
confident that the ancestors of our Thomas wre quite as respectable as these natural and 
unnatural children of noble and ignoble parents. 

"Honor and shame from no condition rise; 

Act well your part, there all the honor lies." 



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MY ANCESTORS 



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PA INK 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN PAINE AND BETSEY SMITH. 

Dk. Samuel Chandlek Paine b. Febv. 21, 1807 in West Woodstock, 
A. B. Yale College 1828, m. June is, L834 Abigail Davis, (b. Feby. 8, 
lSUid. Dec 28, 188(1, dan. of Abijali Davis and Abigail Ball) practiced 
medicine nearly sixty years in Oxford, Mass., elected representative 

187!), d. A pi. L, 1888. 

Children. 

Elizabeth b. Jany. 5, 18:17 d. Dec 28, L897 in. Oct 20, 1862 Charles E. 
Daniels (b. Feby. 14, 1830, son of Seth Daniels and Euldah Harris) 
r. McGregor, Iowa, and Pasadena, Calif. 

Children. 

Anne Paine b. June 30, 1863 m. Sept. 14, 1898 Ezra David Keck (b. 
Aug. 1, L854, son of David Keck and Sarah Berger, m. first to 
Amanda E. Wagner; their child Joy Keck b. Sept. 19, 1884) 
r. Omaha, Neb., Eureka and Riverside, Calif. Child: David 
Daniels b. Oct. 24 I'M).', 

Philip (handler b. Nov. 20, 1865 d. May 10, 1909 m. June IT), 1892 
Florence Hubbard (b. Aug. 24, 1871, dau. of Dr. George F. 
Hubbard and Electa Eliza Tone) of Des Moines, Iowa, r. Azusa, 
Calif. Children: Dorothy b. Aug. 9, 1893. Sarah Paine b. 
Jany. 15, 1895. Samuel Paine b. and d. Jany. 4, 1902. 

Elizabeth Harris b. Dec. 19, 1868. 

Edith Paine b. Sept. 2, 1876. 
Lucy Anna b. Nov. 30, 1845 d. Dec. 8, 1848. 
Ellen Agnes b. Oct. 27, 1849 m. May 8, 1889, James Nelson Gilchrist 

(1). Dec. 13, 1832, son of William I. Gilchrist and Ann R. Gilchrist) 

his second wife r. McGregor, Iowa, and Long Beach, Calif. 

William Paixe b. Apl. 8, 1809 in E. Woodstock, m. Dec 3, 1833 
Abby C. Rickard (b. 1815 d. June 21, 1868, dau. of 

Peter Rickard and Mary Healy) r. E. Woodstock on farm adjoining 
the homestead of his father, elected representative 1865, d. Feby. 17, 
1870. 

Children. 

Marv Elizabeth b. Sept. 14, 1834 d. Dec. 19 1910, m. Apl. 13, 1858 Dr. 
John Witter (b. Dec. 30 1830 d. May 10, 1891, son of Dr. Asa Witter 
and Eliza Lyon) r. Brimfield, Mass., E. Woodstock and Putnam, 
Conn. 

Children. 

William Paine b. July 22, 1859 d. Dec. 22, 1883. 

Dr. Frank Paine b. May 20 1861, m. Oct. 4 1911 Lillian Florence 
Eastman (b. Oct. 20 1877 in Australia, dau. of Henry S. East- 
man b. Jany 13 1850 in London, and Katherine R. Crow b. Mar. 
17 1854,) Child: John Eastman b. Julv 12 1912 in Spokane. 

Mary Agnes b. Feby 26 1863 m. Julv 12, 1*888 John Sumner Lynd- 
sey (b. Dec. 30 1860 d. Dec. 9 1893, son of Sumner Lyndsey 

173 



PAINE 




OLIVE. 



My Children, 
1913. 



NORMAN. 



and Mary Atchinson) m. second Dec. 8 1900 Edward Ellis Ho- 

bart (b. Nov. 1, 1852, son of Caleb Hobart and Eliza Ellis) r. 

Plymouth, Mass. 
Abby Paine b. Mcli. 9, 1865 d. Sept. 17, 1867. 
Eliza Lyon b. Mcli. 9, 1865 m. Mav 19, 1886 Edward Gilmore Wright 

(b. Sept. 22 1858, son of William Wright and Jerusha Tifft) r. 

Putnam, Conn. Children : Elizabeth Agnes b. May 29, 1887. 

Ardelle Frances b. July 13, 1888. William Witter b. May 22, 

1890. John Lvndsev b. Febv. 17, 1894. Edward Goodhue b. 

Apl. 7, 1895 d. Sept. 2, 1895. Mary Ellen b. Oct. 7, 1896. 

Dorothy Paine b. Feby 25, 1900. Margaret Bowen b. Febv. 

25, 190i. Harriet b. Jan. 17, 1903. Alice Manning b. Sept, 4, 

1904. 
Henry Paine b. Aug. 29, 1867 m. Sept. 25, 1911 Mabel Savage b. Apl. 

28, 1884 (dau. of David Savage b. Jany. 18 1858 and Luna E. 

Whitmore b. Aug. 7, 1862). Child: Frank Savage b. Sept, 11 

1912 d. March 27, 1913. 
William Henry b. Oct. 18, 1838, killed in battle at Piedmont, Va., June 
5, 1864. Sergeant in Co. D, 18th Reg. Conn. Volunteers. His 
epitaph : 

A precious sacrifice. 



174 



PAINE 

John Paine l>. Jany. 12, L812 in E. Woodstock m. May Hi, L836 
Mary Ann May ( b. June 4. L812 d. March It, L899, dau. of Chester May 
and Hannah Lyman) r. E. Woodstock on his father's homestead d. .July 
14, 1889. 

Children. 

Mary Ann b. Peby. Hi, L839 m. Jan'y 8, L890 Dea. Geo. T. Bixby (b. 

March 7, 1837 d. Aug. 7 1904, son of Dea. Ealsey Bixby and Esther 

Tyler) his second wife r. Thompson, Conn., Pasadena, Calif. 
Harriet Mav 1). . I unc 2::, 184] m. Sept. L0, L868 Joseph Sturge Johnston 

(b. Fehy. 2, [843, son of Dea. Joseph Johnston and Elizabeth Fyfe) 

r. Chicago, 111. 

Children. 

Sidney Paine b. Nov. 29, 1869 d. March ID, L905 m. Alice Evans (b. 
( >ct. :'><>, L876, dan. of Thomas Evans and Anna Jenkins) r. Chi- 
cago, III. 

Elizabeth Pyfe 1>. Aug. 1, L872 d. Jany. 28, 1874. 

May Josephine b. Dec. 29, 1874. 

Harry Fyfe b. dune :!, 1877 d. Jany. 10. 1881. 
John Merrick I.. Jan'y 13, 1845 m. Peby. (i, 1873 Abbie Prudence Child 

(1>. April 21st 1843 d. Mai-. 26, 1894, dau. of Dea. Chester Child and 

Prudence May Carpenter) r. East Woodstock. 




My Youngest Son, 
MERLIN. 1914. 



175 



PAINE 

Children. 

Robert Child b. Dee. 12, 1873 m. Nov. 12, 1901, Agnes Childe (b. 

Apr. 11, 1874, dau. of Geo. Walker Child and Agnes Child) r. 

Thompson, Conn. Children : Hamilton Child, b. Aug. 10, 1902. 

Prudence Child, b. June 5th, 1905. 
John Brainerd b. Feby. 7, 1877, d. Oct. 10, 1877. 
John M. Paine m. second, Dec. 9, 1895 Florence Augusta (b. Oct. 
31st 1858, dau. of Asa Thurston Child and Roxanna Lyon). 
George Albert b. Apl. 10, 1848 m. Sept. 6, 1874 Minnie Child (b. Oct. 5 
1856, d. Aug. 14, 1875, dau. of Nathaniel Child and Georgiana 
Shoals) m. second, Nov. 21, 1883 Mary Edith McGalliard (b. Feby. 
4, 1865 d. Feby. 26, 1896, dau. of James McGalliard and Sarah 
Brown) r. Chicago, 111., Pasadena, Calif. Child: 
Alberta Edith b. Apl. 5, 1895. 
Albert George b. Apl. 10, 1848 m. Aug. 25, 1881 Mary Martha Colwell 
(b. Dec. 1, 1848, dau. of Archibald Colwell and Sarah Seaman) r 
Chicago and Pasadena. 

Child. 

John Colwell b. May 1, 1883 m. June 26 1912 Alta Green (b. Aug. 

11, 1883 dau. of Willis Green and Alice Green) r. So. Pasadena, 

Calif. Child : John Robert b. Apl. 26, 1913. 
Lyman May b. March 6, 1850 m. Aug. 31, 1881 Geneva Carr (b. May 14, 
1859, dau. of Ceo. Norman Carr and Sarah Clark) r. Chicago. 

Children. 

Ralph Carr b. Febv. 12, 1884 d. Febv. 16, 1889. 

Ruth b. June 13, 1887 m. Feby. 24, 1912 Dee Howard Norton (b. Oct. 
22, 1887, son of Reeve Norton and Ada Colton) r. Princeton, 
111. Children: Dorothv Howard b. May 19, 1913. Emily Ruth 
b. May 7 1914. 

Olive b. May 24, 1891. 

Norman Carr b. Jany. 6, 1893. 

Merlin May b. Dec. 2, 1893. 

George Augustus Paine b. Aug. 28, 1814 d. Aug. 25, 1872 m. Jany. 
5, 1842 Priscilla Lvon (b. Aug. 27, 1813 d. Aug. 27, 1845, dau. of Perley 
Lvon and Marv Bradford) m. second 18. . . . 

Mary Ann, sister of Priscilla (b. Sept, 30, 1819 d. May 25, 1877) r. 
E. Woodstock. He was a leading citizen and highly esteemed for his 
strong Christian character. He Avas Town Clerk, Probate Judge, Re- 
presentative. Seintor. Commissioner of the Conn. School Fund, and 
Deacon in the Cong'l Church. 

Nancy Smith P ine b. March 6, 1817 d. Jany. 4, 1843 m. May 4, 1841 
Waldo Skinner b. 1809 d. 1900. 

Rev. Albert Paine b. July 20, 1819, A. B. Yale College 1841, 
Auburn Theo. Sem. 1845 m. Sarah Sargent (b. Sept. 26, 1824 d. Jan. 30, 
1901. dau. o Patten Sargent and Dolly Sargent), preached at W. Ames- 
bury, now Merrimac, and N. Adams, Mass.; was Chaplain at Fortress 

176 



PAINE 

Monroe; Editor of "Beloil (Wis.) Journal;" had I k store in Rock- 
ford, 111.; was tolallv blind for several years, and died in Boston Mav 
14. L901. 

Children. 

Edward Sargenl b. May 3, 1851 d. Mar. 17, 1891 in. Sept. 11, 1*77 Kalh 
erine Allen Duncan (b. Oct. 18, 1851, dan. of George Christie Dun 
can and Marv 0. Whiton). Children: Marion Duncan b. Sept. 5, 
1878. Elizabeth Everts b. Sept. (i, 1SS0 m. Fred L Collins April 27 
1904, (b. Mar. 1882, son of Louis P. Collins and Lavina P.), r. New 
York City. Children: Barbara b. .June 13, 1905 d. June 2, 1909. 
Marjory h. Mch. 15, 1913. 

Horace Whiton 1). Dec. 9, 188.1 in. Sept. 23, 1914 Ma. 1. dine P. 
Harding' r. New York City. 

Charles Hamilton b. Mar. 27, 1853 d. Sept. 23 1909 m. Jany. 20, 1892 
Lucy Grundy Tate (1). April 27 1868, dau. of William' Tate and 
Louise Bose of Stanford, Kv. ) r. Boston, Mass. Children: Louise 
Tate b. Mav 6, 1893. Sarah Sargent b. May 31, 1895. Margaret 
Rose b. March 28 1898. 

William Alfred b. Jany. 29, 1855 m. Apl. IS, 1887 Ruth Pelton Ward (1). 
Jan'y 30, 1866, dau. of Francis Jackson Ward and Ann J. Felton) 
r. Boston, Mass. Children: Francis Ward b. Aug. 1, 1888. Ruth 
Sargent b. Oct. 22, 1NJI0, m. John Henry Blodgett May 21, 1914. 
Esther Humphrey b. Nov. 30, 1892. Stephen b. July 30, 1897. 
Dorothy Bowen b. Nov. 4 1900. 
Dolly Elizabeth b. Oct. 16, 1856 m. Mav 9, 1878 Rev. William W. Everts 
(b. Feby. 10, 1849, son of Rev. Win. W. Everts and Margaret Keen 
Burtis) r. Boston, Mass. Children: William Paine b. Peby. 4, 
1879 m. July 15, 1908 Mary Elizabeth Fiske (b. Aug. 2, 1877 d. 
Mar. 2, 1912, dau. of Herbert A. Fiske and Sarah -) m. sec- 
ond Sept. 16, 1914, Elizabeth Stockwell. 
Charles Peck b. Mav 21, 1881, drowned Sept. 7, 1901. 
Edward Burtis b. Feby. 29, 1884 m. Aug. 15, 1906, Mary Isabel 
Jamison (b. Sept. 1, 1883, dau. of Robert and Katherine Jami- 
son) r. St. Paul, Minn. Child: Robert Jamieson b. Nov. 7, 1912 
d. June 9, 1913. 
Margaret Sargent b. July 18, 1885. 
Albert Paine b. Aug. 6, 1887. 
Christine b. Aug. 11, 1890. 
Emily Goodwin b. Apl. 5, 1897 d. Jan. 31 st 1914. 

Elizabeth Paine b. March 5, 1822 d. Aug. 25, 1840 while a pupil at 
Mt. Holyoke Fern. Sem. 

Ellen Paine b. Oct. 31, 1824 d. Apr. 8th, 1904 m. Jany. 29, 1851 
Jonathan May Carpenter (b. Feby. 2, 1815 d. Aug. 14, 1854, son of Cyril 
Carpenter and Abigail May) r. North Woodstock. Child. Elizabeth 
Paine b. July 30, 1852 d. Aug. 29, 1869 ; the favorite cousin and playmate 
of my childhood. 

177 



PAINE 




LYMAN M. PAINE, 
1879. 




GENEVA CARR, 
1880. 



178 



MAY 



DESCENDANTS OF CHESTEB MAY AND HAWAII LYMAN. 

Lucy 1). Nov. 22, 1807 d. Dec. 23, 1807. 

Silas b. Feby. 7. L809 d. Jany. 20, 1885 m. May 1835 Harriet Perry 
(b. October 29 1810 d. April 1, 1893, dau. of Henry Perry and Sarah 
Stead). 

Children. 

Asa L. 1). June 21, L836 d. April 21, 1839. 

Anna M. b. October 21, 1838 m. Dec. 9, 1863 William May (b. May 14, 
1837 d. July 16, 1910, son of Thomas .May (son of William May and 
Sarah Paine) and Ruth Witter) r. Dedham, Mass. 

Children. 

Edward P. b. February 8, 1865 m. Sept. 10. 1902 Lucy (dau. of Ed- 
ward Conner and Ella Chase). 
Ernest S. b. September 14, 1866 m. Ang. 3, 1892, Agnes Nugent 

(dau. of Edward Nugent and Chase). 

Children: Ernest Nugent b. Jany 13 1901; William Edward 
b. Mav 25, 1902. 
William T. b. September 29, 1867. 
George H. b. October 2, 1869. 
Alice D. b. September 5, 1873 d. Jan. 3, 1877. 
Julia D. b. November 16, 1841. 
S. Louisa b. June 3, 1844 d. May 1898. 

Lydia b. Sept. 10, 1810 d. Oct. 11, 1890. 

Mary Ann Ik June 4. 1812 d. Mar. 14, 1899 m. John Paine, ante. 

Annette Maria b. Oct. 29, 1813 d. Mar. 24. 1895 m. Robert D. Fow- 
ler Mar. 7, 1864, his second wife. 

Harriet b. Feby. 28, 1815 d. May 11, 1825. 

Eliphalet Lyman b. Nov. 15, 1816 d. Apl. 5, 1901 m. May 1847 
Harriet Stone (b. May 28 1824 d. Apr. 1, 1911, dau. of David Stone and 
Marv Thurbur). 

Child. 

Chester E. b. June 10, 1848 m. March 1877 Emma White (b. June 23, 
1861, dau. of David White and .lane Squires) r. East Woodstock, 
Conn. 

Hannah Huntington b. Dec. 8, 1819 d. Nov. 17, 1897. 

Nancy b. Mar. 18, 1823 d. Feby. 17, 1907 m. October 1858 Nathaniel 
Child (b. Mar. 5, 1833 son of Dea. William Child and Sophia Selby), his 
second wife, r. East Woodstock, Conn. Two children died in early in- 
fancy. 

179 



MAY 



15, 



Note. — The children of William May and Sarah Paine who m. Dee 


1791, were 








George 


b. Jany. 19 1793 


d. Apl. 3, 1797 




Abiel 


b. May 18, 1794 


d. May 3, 1880 


m. Dolly Day. 


Sally Ann 


b. Nov. 22, 1796 


d. June 19, 1831 


m. Moses Lyon. 


Dorothy 


b. Feby. 16, 1799 


d. Nov. 15, 1835 


m. Moses Lyon. 


Almira 


b. Jany. 22, 1802 


d. July 9, 1820 




Thomas 


b. Jany. 12, 1804 


d. Aug. 20, 1863 


m. Ruth Witter. 


Lucy 


b. Jany. 22, 1809 


d. May 11, 1839 


m. Elisha Lyon. 




My Wife's first letter, written by me in East Woodstock in 1880, and delivered in Chi- 
cago on our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Aug. 31, 1906. 



180 



.MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 



AMERICAN ANCESTORS OF GENEVA CAlili. 

Robert Cake b. Oct. 4, Kil4 in London, came to America on the 
"Elizabeth Ann," .May !», L635, with his brother Caleb, who became 
Gov. of R. I. He was the son of Benjamin Carr (b. Aug. L8, L592) who 
m. Martha Hardington Sept. 2, L613, and lived and died in London. 
Robert was the eldest of four sons and Caleb the second. Boberl is 
described as a "tayler, aged 21". Be was at Bristol and Newport; 
made freeman March Hi, L641. His will dated Apl. 20, L681 was pro- 
bated Oct. 4, L681. He gives his eldest child Caleb "all my land at 
Conanicut alias .Jamestown, he paying my wife £10 a year in money 
during her natural life." 

Children. 



Caleb 1). ab 1640 

Elizabeth b. 

Mary b. 

Robert b. 

Esek b. 

Margaret b. 



d. 1690 



in. l'hillis Greene. 

in. .lames Brown. 

in. John Hicks. 

in. Elizabeth Law- 
ton. 

m. Susanna 

m. Richard Harts- 
home. 



Caleb Carr, b. in Newport ab. 1640 m. about 1675, Philiis Greene. 
He lived in Jamestown. His will dated Jan'y 27 "1st of William K. 
of Gt. B." was proved in Newport, March 30, 1690; makes his wife 
executrix and names four sons and two daughters. His widow m. 2nd, 
Charles Dickinson. 









Children. 






Robert 

Caleb 

William 

Robert 

Job 


b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 
b. 


Jany. 2, 1678 
Mar. 26, 1679 
Oct. 16, 1681 
June 7, 1683 
1685 


died voung 
d. 1750 

d. May 31, 1771 
d. Nov. 3, 1751 


in. 
in. 
in. 
in. 


Joanna Sloeum 
Abigail Barker. 
Hannah Hale. 
Mehitable Slier 
man. 


Mary 
l'hillis 


b. 


Dee. 8, 1688 




in. 


Edward Ross. 



Caleb Carr, b. Mar. 26, 1679 in Jamestown, R. I. m. Apl. 30, 

1701 Joanna Sloeum, 2nd Mary He lived in W. Greenwich, 

R. I. and bought 282 acres of land Aug. 3, 1733 from John Williams. 



Caleb b. Nov. 6, 1702 

Joseph b. ab. 1704 

Patience b. ab. 1705 

Mary b. ab. 1707 

William b. Dee. 26. 1708 



Penaiah 
Charles 



b. ab. 1713 
b. ab. 1715 



Children. 



d. 
d. 



1769 

1765 



m. Sarah 

m. Priseilla 

m. Joseph Sloeum. 



m. 



Elizabeth Cory. 



in. Louisa 

m. Hannah Hopkins. 



181 



MY WIPE'S ANCESTORS 



Caleb Cabe, b. Nov. 6, 1702 in Jamestown m. Sarah 

(b. Nov. 8, 1711, d. Nov. 1798). This may have been Sarah Richmond, 
dau. of Sylvester Richmond and Elizabeth Rogers. He d. in W. Green- 
wich, 1769. 

Children. 



Patience b. Aug. 7. 1729 

Mary b. Feby. 18, 1731 

Rebecca b. May 29, 1732 

Susanna b. Feby. 3, 1734 



m. Thomas Rogers, 
m. Job Harrington, 
m. Nicholas Whit- 
ford, 
m. Rebecca Brayton. 
m. Job Greene. 
m. Benjamin Greene. 
m. Abigail Very, 
m. Eleanor Stafford. 
m. Sarah Stafford, 
m. Mary Richmond. 
m. Eleanor Spencer, 
m. Audrey Spencer. 



Eleazee Cabe, b. Apl. 22, 1746 in W. Greenwich, m. Eleanor Stafford, 
settled in Rensselaer Co. N. Y. and d. July 19, 1816. His wife d. Oct. 26, 
1813. 

Children. 



Robert 


b. 


Dec. 22, 1735 






Meribah 


b. 


July 3, 1739 






Comfort 


b. 


Aug. 7, 1741 






Caleb 


b. 


June 19, 1744 


d. 


1793 


Eleazer 


b. 


Apl. 22, 1746 


d. 


July 19, 1816 


Joshua 


b: 


Dec. 28, 1748 






Richmond 


b. 


Apl 4, 1751 






Edward 


b. 


July 4, 1753 


d. 


Sept. 1, 1845 


Thurston 


b. 


July 2, 1756 


d. 


1812 



Stafford b. July 9, 1769 

Stutely. b. July 5, 1773 

Catherine 

Eleazer b. 1777 

Eleanor b. 

Oliver b. Feby. 1. 1783 



d. June 3, 1840 
d. Aug. 26, 1833 
a. Oct, 1, 1856 



m. Catherine Staf- 
ford, 
m. Sybil Dyer. 

m. Hannah Hakes, 
m. Silas Thompson, 
m. Wanton Sweet, 



Stutely Caee, b. July 5, 1773 in Rensselaer Co. N. Y. m. Feby. 16, 
1791 Sybil Dyer in W. Greenwich, R. I., lived in Salisbury, N. Y. ; 
was a Rev. also a Capt. in state militia under commission from Gov. 
Clinton dated Mar. 5, 1802. He was hurt by the fall of a tree June 4, 
1840 and died June 7, 1840 in Spring, Crawford Co. Pa. 



Son 




George 


b.  


Amasa 


b. 


Eleazer 


b. 




Par 


Stutely 


b. 


Alvah 


b. , 




Par 


Ira 


b. , 


Chauncey 


b. , 


Son 


b. 


Serena 


b. 


Silas 


b. 


Nancy Annb. 



Children. 

d. in infancy. 

June 28, 1794 d. Apl. 13, 1870 m. 

Oct. 19, 1795 m. 

May 19, 1797 d. Jany 11, 1888 m. 
ents of Frank E. Carr, b. Apr 4. 1859. of West 

Nov. 15, 1798 d. Jany 16, 1888 m. 

July 8, 1800 d. July 22, 1850 m. 
ents of the lite Humphrey Can- of Jersey City, 

Jany. 14, 1802 m. 
July 16, 1803 
Dec. 4, 1804 

Nov. 4, 1805 m. 

Oct. 8. 1807 m. 

Sept. 30, 1S09 m. 



Nancy Griswold. 
Mary Clement, 
Mary Ann Smith. 
Park, Ohio. 
Elizabeth Tyler. 
Martha Tyler. 
N. J. 
Esther Owen. 



Hoi lister. 



182 



Susan Lawrence. 
Humphrey H. 
Whipple. 



Daughter 


b. A pi. 16, 1811 


Daughtei 


b. Dee. 11. 1812 


Samuel 


b. Apl. 1. 1814 


Dyer 




Adeline 


b. Jan'y 4, 1816 



(1. Oct. 14. 1807 



CARR 

(1. sucm 

il. next day 

in. Mary Ann 

Brownell. 
m. Harvey Anson 
Dowe. 

These were parents of Mrs. Bertha Howe Powel, Mrs. Florei D. Morris 

and Mr. Richard II. Howe and grandparents of Mrs. Edith Powel 
Harrison, Harvey I>. Powel, Charles P. C. Powel, Catherine I-. Powel 
:nnl Hilda B. Morris, and great grandparents of Bertha Dowe Har- 
rison of Clebourne, Texas, and Robert Harvey Powel of Buffalo, X. V. 

George Carr, b. June 28, 17D4 in Salisbury, X. V. m. Nancy < Iris- 
wold Aug-. 22, 1813 in Dryden, N. Y. He served as Capt. in war of L812 



and received a land warrant 
Potter Co. Pa. where he died 



Mariette 

Sybil 

Amanda 

Susan 
Edward 
Dyer 



b. Mar. 28, 1815 
b. Dec. 10, 1816 



b. Doc. 12. 1818 
b. Dec. 29, 1819 



ami 
Apl. 

Children, 
d. 
d. 1912 



pension. 

:, 1870. 



He moved to Hector, 



m. George Karr. 

m. Rev. Geo. W. 
Webb, 2nd. John 
George. 

m. Lorana S. Schoon- 
over. 
These were parents of Edward A. Carr and Mrs. Lueina Allison and 
grandparents of Robert L. Allison and Grae.e 4.iij son f Corning, N. Y. 



d. Dee. 18, 1818 
d. Jany 20, 1903 




NANCY GRISWOLD CARR, 
My Wife's Grand. nother. 



183 



CAPT. GEORGE CARR. 
My Wife's Grandfather. 



MY WIPE'S ANCESTORS 

Stutely b. Jany. 11, 1822 d. m. Julia S. Schoon- 

Hurd over. 

George b. Mar. 20, 1824 d. Aug. 22, 1826 

Stafford 
George b. Aug. 15, 1826 d. Apl. 14, 1908 m. Sarah Clark ; 2nd, 

Norman Harriet N. Kinne; 

3rd Susan E. Ab- 
bott. 

Geoege Norman Case b. Aug. 15, 1826 in Dryclen, N. Y. m. Sarah 
dau. of Thomas A. Clark and Sarah Morey Jany. 23, 1856 at Lisbon, 
Conn, and lived on the farm with his wife's parents until her death, 
June 20, 1865. He then engaged in the book business and in the crockery 
business in Norwich, Conn., where he m. Harriet Newell, dau. of Thomas 
Kinne and Elizabeth Hyde, on Sept, 15, 1868, and resided on Laurel 
Hill until her death Sept. 26, 1875. He then moved to the William Paine 
farm in E. Woodstock, Conn, and married Apl. 5, 1877 Susan Elizabeth, 
dau. of Zebadiah Abbott and Marv Hyde of Wilton, N. H. She died 
Dec. 28, 1902, and he died in Friendship, N. Y. Apl. 14, 1908, and is 
buried by the side of his first wife in Lisbon, Conn. 

Children of Sarah Clark. 

Mary Coit b. May 26, 1857 m. Nov. 6, 1877, Edward Augustus Carr, (b. Sept. 
16, 1857. son of Edward Dyer Carr and Lorana S. Schoonover). Children: 
Arthur Chandler b. Nov. 21, 1878 d. Dec. 12, 1904 
Robert Edward b. Peby 21, 1880 drowned June 1 189S 

Marguerite Gallup b. Apl. 9, 1881 m. Sept. 29 1910, A. Orlando Black (b. 
Nov. 1880, son of Aaron O. Black and Phoebe E. Rogers). Children: 
Kenneth Edward, b. Peby. 2, 1912. Norman, b. Oct. 25, 1914. 

Sarah Pemberton b. Jany. 17. 1885 m. Jany. 15, 1908 Marshall Earley (b. 
Nov 19 1884, son of Lester H. Earley and Phoebe Morgan). Children : 
Elizabeth Virginia b. May 15, 190*9 d. Nov. 13, 1911 Carol Winona 
b. Sept. 8, 1911 

Dorothy Griswold b. Peby. 27, 1893 m. Aug. 9 1914 Harry Edward Lilly 
b. Oct. 9, 1892 son of Henry F. Lilly and Ella H. Lenehan. 

Geneva b. May 14, 1859 m. Aug. 31, 1881 Lyman May Paine. 

Children : See ante. 

Children of Harriet N. Kinne. 

Grace Mabel b. Aug. 27, 1873 m. Dec. 6, 1905 Luther M. Child (b. Aug. 17 1S48 
d. Oct. 7 1910, son of Silas Child and Lucina Leavens) his second wife. 

George Norman b. Aug. 15, 1871 d. Aug. 1, 1873 

Helen Elizabeth b. Aug. 16, 1873 m. Apl. 5 1905 Robert L. Fisher (b. Dec. 19 
1881, son of Lueian Fisher and Celia Parker). 
Child : Dorothy Helen, b. March 7. 1906. 

Bertha Howard b. Sept. 11, 1874 m. Oct. 7 1903 Frank Warren Foskett (b. June 
22 1872, son of Dan Foskett and Millia Davis). 

Children : Howard Warren b. Aug. 2, 1904 Harold Dan b. Sept, 12, 1906 
Geneva Carr b. Jany. 12, 1909 Grace Child b. Aug. 1, 1910 Katherine b. 
Sept. 3 1913 
Lillian Abbott b. Sept, 11, 1874 d. May 1, 1876. 

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GREENE 




GEORGE NORMAN CARR, 
My Wife's Father. 

John Greene was born in 1597, probably at Bowridge Hall, Gilling- 
liam, Dorsetshire, England, where his father Richard and grandfather 
Richard (son of Robert) resided. He was married in 1619 at St. 
Thomas Church in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng. to Joan Tattersall, and 
there he practiced his profession of surgeon. He sailed in the "James" 
Apl. 6, 1635 from Southampton and arrived in Boston June 3, 1635. 
He lived some time in Salem, and was, no doubt, a friend of Roger 
Williams, for on Aug. 1, 1637 he was bound in 100 marks to appear 
at the next Quarter Court for having spoken contemptuously of the 
magistrates. About this time he departed to Providence, and on Sept. 
29, 1637 he Avas fined £20 and to be committed until paid, and enjoined 
not to come into this jurisdiction upon pain of fine and imprisonment 
at the pleasure of the court for speaking contemptuously of magis- 
trates. 

Mar. 12, 1638 he sent a letter to the General Court of Mass. charging 
them "with usurping the power of Christ over the churches and men's 
consciences" etc., and for this he was ordered not to come into Mass. 
under pain of imprisonment and further censure. He was one of 
twelve to whom Roger Williams on Oct. 8, 1638 deeded the land bought 
by him from Canon icus and Miantonomoh, and the same year was one 
of the twelve original members of the first Baptist Church. 

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MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

For 144 fathoms of wampum lie and ten others on Jan'y 12, 1643 
bought from Miantonomoh the tract of land which became the town of 
Warwick. Sept. 12, 1643 the men of Warwick were summoned to Boston 
on the complaint of Pomham and Socconocco, but they refused to go, 
claiming that they were beyond the limits of Mass. authority. Soldiers 
were sent who besieged the settlers in a fortified house. He escaped, 
but all the rest were carried to Boston, and imprisoned until March, 
when they and he were banished. With two others he then went to Eng- 
land to obtain redress for their wrongs, being obliged to take ship from 
New York, and returned in 1646 successful. He was Commissioner in 
1654-5-6-7. 

His wife Joan died about the time of his leaving England, and he 
married, second, Alice Daniels, a widow, who died in 1643, and he mar- 
ried third Phillis, who survived him and died Mar. 10, 1688. He died in 
1658, leaving a will which Avas proven Jany. 7, 1659, and named his wife 
Phillis as executrix (except as to matters with Wm. Arnold, which son 
John was to attend to). He gives to his wife, sons John, Peter, James 
and Thomas and dau. Mary Sweet and gr. ch. Ann Hade. 

Children. 

John bt. 1620, Aug. 15 d. 1708, Nov. 27 m. Ann Almy 

Peter bt. 1622, Mar. 10 d. 1659 m. Mary Gorton 

Richard bt. 1623. Mar. 25 d. young 

James bt. 1626, June 21 d. 1698, Apl. 27 m. Deliverance Pot- 

ter 

2d Elizabeth An- 
thony 
He was great grandfather of Major Gen. Nathaniel Greene. 
Thomas bt. 1628, June 4 d. 1717, June 5 m. Elizabeth Barton 

Joan bt. 1630, Oct. 3 m. Hade 

Mary bt. 1633, May 19 m. James Sweet 

John Greene, son of John Greene and Joan Tattersall, was bap- 
tized Aug. 15, 1620 in Salisbury, Eng. He was married about 1648 
in Warwick, E. I. to Ann. dau. of William and Audry Almy. Feby. 3, 
1651 he and three others agreed with the town of Warwick to build 
a mill and grind the toAvn corn at two quarts per bushel. He was 
Commissioner from 1652 to 1663 ; General Eecorder in 1652, '3 and '4 ; 
General Solicitor in 1655; Attorney General in 1657, '8, '9 and '60; 
Warden in 1658 ; Assistant, in 1660 to 1673, '77, '78, '80 to '86, '89 and 
'90 ; Deputy in 1664, '74, 77 and '80 ; Major for the Main in 1683 to '6, 
'90, '91 and '96, and Deputy Governor of E, I. from 1690 to 1700. 

June 29, 1670 he and John Clark were chosen agents to go to Eng. 
for vindication of the Charter of E. I. before His Majesty and to redeem 
the same from the injurious violations thereof by the colony of Conn. 
Jany. 30, 1671 he was allowed £10 for his charge and pains in going to 

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GREENE 

the treaty at New London, etc. Apl. 4, L676 the Assembly desired ;it 
its next sitting the company and counsel of six I con men (most judicious 
inhabitants) among whom was ('apt. John Greene. Being in Eng. be 
was called upon Feliv. 3, 1<>7!) to give information as to Mt. Hope. He 
and another valued the 4000 acres at £4000, and received £60 for their 
disbursements in Eng. May 5, L680 he was one of three to buy a bell 
"for the public use of the Colony and for giving notice or signifying 
the several times or sittings of the Assemblys and Courts of Trials and 
General Councils." 

In 1683 lie and Randall Holden sent a letter to King Charles II 
concerning Gov. Cranfield of N. 11. and the Commissioners, who Lately 
held a court in Kings Town, hut who would show no commission from 
the King. In 1(586 he was notified by Gov. Andros of appointment as 
a member of his Council. Jany. 30, L690 he sent with others a letter 
of congratulations to William and Mary on their accession to the crown. 
The next year he was voted by the Assembly ten shillings for his en- 
couragement for drawing up an address to their Majesties and for 
drawing up a letter to the Gov. of N. Y. etc. His will dated 1701! was 
proven Dec. 20, 1708, and names sons Peter, Job, Richard and Samuel 
as executors. He calls himself an inhabitant of Greene Hole alias 
Occupasituxet, and names wife, four sons above named, and daus. De- 
borah Torrey, Ann Greene, Catherine Holden, Audry Spencer, giving 
each £16, also to gr. dan. Mary Dyer and to dan. Phillis (Carr) Dick- 
inson's children. He charged his children to care for his wife and 
"to manifest their love to me and her in lending their help unto her, 
and so I take leave, commending my wife and children to the fear of 
God in whose fear I rest in assured hope of salvation." Inventory: 
£167 :9 :0. 

Aug. 27, 1668 Phillis Greene, widow, deeded to John Green — con- 
sidering her desolate condition and to free herself of many troubles 
attending it — my dwelling house, lot and all the vest of estate of house- 
hold goods, etc.; except a cow and some small things already given my 
gr. dau. Phillis Greene. He engaged to provide her with meat, drink, 
lodging, etc., and £6 per annum, and to transport said pay to Newport 
at his own cost by Sept. 29 annually. He and his wife were buried 
on the homestead farm. 

Children. 

Deborah b. 1649, Aug. 10 m. William Torrey 

John b. 1651, Nov. 6 

William b. 1653, Mar. 1 m. Mary Sayles 

Peter b. 1655, Peby. 7 

Job b. 1656, Aug. 24 m. Phoebe Sayles 
Phillis b. 1658, Oct. 7 m. Caleb Can- 
Richard b. 1660, Feby, 8 d. May 24, 1711 in. Eleanor Sayles 
Anne b. 1663. Mar. 10 

Catherine b. 1665, Aug-. 15 in. Charles Holden 

Audry b. 1667, Dec. 27 in. John Spencer 



Samuel b. 1671, Jany. 30 



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MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

William Greene, son of John Greene and Ann Almy, was born 
in Warwick, Mar. 1, 1653. He married Mary, dau. of John Sayles and 
Mary Williams. He died before 1698. 

Children. 

Mary b. Jany. 8, 1677 m. Edward Dyer, son of Samuel Dyer and Ann 
Hutchinson. 

Eichaed Greene, son of John Greene and Ann Almy, was born in 
Warwick, Feby. 8, 1660. He married Feby. 16, 1693 Eleanor, dau. of 
John Sayles and Mary Williams, and died May 24, 1711. 

Children. 

Audry b. Jany. 8, 1694 d. Apl. 7, 1763 m. Thomas Staf- 

ford 

John b. Nov. 7, 1695 

Amey b. Oct. 4, 1696 

Isabel b. Sept. 3. 1698 

Eleanor b. Feby. 19, 1702 

Mercy b. Apl. 9, 1704 

Mary b. Feby. 16, 1707 

John b. Dec. 23, 1709 

Phillis Greene, dau. of John Greene and Ann Almy, was born 
in Warwick Oct. 7, 1658. She married about 1675 Caleb C&rr, son 
of Robert, the emigrant, and lived in Jamestown until his death in 1690, 
having borne him seven children. She married second Charles Dickin- 
son. 



William Almy was born in 1601, lived in Lynn and Sandwich, 
Mass. and Portsmouth, R. I. His wife Audrey was born in 1603 and 
died in 1676. 1631, June 14 he was fined lis. for taking away Mr. 
Glover's canoe without leave. 

1634, July 1, he was fined 10s. for not appearing at last court being 
summoned, and was enjoined to bring to next court an inventory of 
goods he had received of Edward Johnson. 

1635, having been home to England he came the second time in 
the ship "Abigail". His age was given at 34, wife Audrey 32, dau. 
Ann 8, son Christopher 3. 

1636, Mar. 1, he gained suit and judgment vs. David Johnson. 
The same day Robert Way was ordered to serve Wm. Almy till he 
hath satisfied the sum of £111. 

1637, Apl. 3, at Sandwich, he and nine others were given liberty 
to view place to set down and have sufficient land for 3 score families. 

1 638, Dec. 4, he was fined lis. for keeping swine unringed. 

1640, Apl. 16, he had grant of 8| acres. 

1641, Dec. 7, an attachment was made on a calf of his in the hands of 

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ALMY 

Robert Bodfish to answer charges to the clerk of a suit said Almy loft 
unpaid when he left Sandwich. 

1642, June 22, he sold land in Sandwich to Edward Freeman. 

1044, Nov. 14, at Portsmouth he had grant of land at Wading River. 

1656, Jany. 5, he sold 8 acres of land to Richard Bulgar. 

1656-57-63, he was Commissioner. 

1668, he was foreman of jury. 

His will, dated Feliy. 28, 167(5-7, was proved Apl. 23, L677 and 
names his sons Christopher and Job as executors. He gives all his 
property to his wife for life, requests that the malt house be not di- 
vided, that his body be buried beside his son John, mentions sons Chris- 
topher and Job, dans. Anna and Catherine, and gives grandchild Bar- 
tholomew West £20 at age of 21. 



in. John Greene. 

m. Elizabeth Cornell. 

m. Mary ( !ole. 
in. Mary Ciithank. 
in. Bartholomew 
West. 

Ann Almy was born 1627 and died May 17, 1709. She married 
John, son of John Greene and Joan Tattersall, and bore him eleven 
children. 









Children. 


Ann 
Christo- 
pher 
John 
Job 
Catharine 


b. 

1.. 

b. 
b. 


1627 
1632 


d. May 17, 1709 
d. Jany. 30, 1713 

<1. Oct. 1. 1676 

d. 1684. 

d. 



Anthony Slocum in 1637 was one of 43 proprietors in Taunton. 
His wife was probably the sister of William Harvey. He was on the 
Grand Jury in 1659, a resident of Taunton June 3, 1662 and Surveyor 
of highways. 



'6' 



Giles Slocum, the son of Anthony, had a grant of land in Ports- 
mouth, R. I. Sept. 4, 1648 on payment of £3. He and his wife were 
Quakers. "Joan Slocum, the wife of old Giles, she dyed at Ports- 
mouth the 31st 6 mo. (Aug.) 1679." His will dated Oct! 10, 1681 was 
proven Mar. 12, 1683. He gives to son Samuel 5s; to son John 5s; to 
son Giles all lands in Portsmouth ; to son Ebenezer 5s ; to son Nathaniel 
2 shares of land in New Jersey; to son Peleg one-half share at Dart- 
mouth; to son Eliezer one-fourth share at D; to dau. Johannah Mott 
three-fourths share in N. J.; to dau. Mary Tucker 4 acres; to "my 
loving friends the people of God called Quakers" £4; to each grand- 
child 5 sheep. 

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MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 



Joanna b. 1642. May 16 

John b. 1645, May 26 

Giles b. 1647, May 25 

Ebenezer b. 1650, Mar. 25 

Nathaniel b. 1652, Dee. 25 

Peleg b. 1654, Aug. 17 

Samuel 1). 1657 

Mary b. 1660, July 3 

Eliezer b. 1664, Dec. 25 



Children. 

d. 1727, Jan'y 6 
d. 1702 



(1. 1715, Apl. 13 

d. 1703 

d. 1733 

d. 1689, Sept. 25 

d. 1727 



m. Jacob Mott. 

m. Meribah Parker, 

m. Ann Lawton. 

m. Mary Thurston, 

m. Hannah Tucker. 

m. Mary Holder. 

in. Abraham Tucker, 
m. Elephol Fitzger- 
ald. 

Ebenezer Slocttm was born in Portsmouth, R. I. Mar. 25, 1650. 
He received land from his father Oct. 25, 1678 in Jamestown, R. I. He 
was Deputy sixteen years from 1679 to 1714, and in 1712 and '13 he 
was Speaker of the House of Deputies. In 1700 he gave £1 towards 
building a Quaker meeting house at Mashapaug and in 1710 he gave 
the land for a Quaker meeting house in Jamestown. 

1707, May 28 he had a grant of a ferry privilege on west side of 
Conanieut Island. The Quaker records speak of him as "A valuable 
minister." He was often in public positions of importance as Moder- 
ator, Councilman, and Head Warden. He married Mary, dau. of Ed- 
ward Thurston and Elizabeth Mott about 1677 and died Apl. 13, 1715. 

His will dated Dec. 10, 1714, was probated Apl. 20, 1715 with wife 
Mary and son Ebenezer as executors. He gives to wife a feather bed, 
negro woman "Kate" and all plate; to sons, Samuel, Ebenezer, Giles 
and Joseph and to daus. Elizabeth, widow of Peter Greene, Rebecca, 
wife of William Burling, Desire, wife of Samuel Dyer, five shillings 
each, they having already had from their grandfather Thurston ; to 
daus. Mercy and Abigail each £50 at 18. 

Inventory £625 :8 :6, viz. 12 spoons £8, 2 cups £5, 4 porringers £11, 
tankard £15, feather beds, negro woman "Kate" £42, white horse, Con- 
cordance, Great Bible, parcel of old books 6s, clock £20, money, etc. He 
was buried in the Friends Burying Ground at Jamestown. 



Children. 



Elizabeth 


b. 


1678. 


Jany. 1 


Mary 


b. 


1679. 


June 21 


Joanna 


b. 


1680, 


Dec. 30 


Rebecca 


b. 


1682, 


Nov. 13 


Samuel 


b. 


1684, 


Mar. 2 


Ebenezer 


1). 


1686, 


Jany. 20 


Desire 


b. 


1688, 


Mar. 12 


Deliver- 


b. 


1691, 


Aug. 15 


ance 








Mercy 


b. 


1693, 


Sept. 14 


Giles 


b. 


1696, 


Feby. 19 


Joseph 


b. 


1697, 


Apl. 21 



m. Peter Greene. 

m. Caleb Carr. 
m. Wm. Burling. 



m. Samuel Dyer. 



Abigail b. 1697, Apl. 21 



in. Thomas. 



Joanna Slocxjm, dau. of Ebenezer Slocum and Mary Thurston, was 
born in Jamestown Dec. 30, 1680. She was married Apl. 30, 1701 to 
Caleb, son of Caleb Carr and Phillis Greene, and- died Dec. 30, 1708, 
four days after the birth of her fifth child, on her 28th birthday. 

190 



TIU'KSTON 

Edwabd Tb riiSKiN was born in 1 <il 7. He was a quaker of New port, 
R. I. He was a freeman in L655, commissioner in 1663, deputy 1 — times 
between 1667 and L686, and Assistant in L675, '86, '90 and '91. Aug. 
26, 1686, lie signed with other Quakers an address t<> the King in re 
gard 1o the writ of Quo Warranto. They desired ti> be excused from 
bearing arms, being a peaceable people and "willing to pay all just 
rates and duties for carrying on the commonwealth's affairs, etc." 

Jany. 30, 1690, be with five other Assistants and Deputy Gov. 
Q-reene wrote a letter to William and Mary congratulating them on 
their accession to the crown, and informing them that since the depo- 
sition of Sir Edmund Andros, the former government under the charter 
had been reassumed; mentioning also the seizure of Andros in 1>. I. 
on his flight from confinement in Mass., and his return to Mass. on 
demand of that colony. He married June, 1<>47, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Adam Mott. He died Mar. 1, 1707, leaving a will dated Jan'y 11, 17(14, 
which was probated Mai-. 12, 1707, and names his sons Jonathan, Han 
iel, Samuel and Thomas; gr. son Edward, sou of Edward; gr. dau. 
Elizabeth; sons-in-law Weston Clark and Ebenezer Slocum, and two 
&r. dans. Slocum. 











Children. 




Sarah 


b. 


1648, 


.Mar. Id 






Elizabeth 


h. 


it ;:>o. 


Feby. 






Edward 


b. 


1652, 


Apl. 1 


d. 1690, 


Dec. 7 


Eleanor 


h. 


1 655, 


Mar. 1 


d. 1724 




Mary 


b. 


1657, 


Peby. 


d. 1732, 


Nov. 16 


Jonathan 


b. 


1659, 


Jany. 4 


d. 1740 




Daniel 


h. 


1661, 


Apl. 


d. 1712 




Rebecca 


b. 


1662. 


Apl. 


d. 17:57, 


Sept. Ill 



John b. 1664, Dec. 

Content b. 1(i(!7. June 

Samuel 1.. 1669, Aug. 24 

Thomas b. 1671, Oct. 8 



d. 1690, Oct. 22 

d. 1747. Oct. 27 
d. 1730, Mar. 22 



m. Susanna Jefferay 
m. George Harris 
m. Ebenezer Slocum 
m. Sarah 
m. Mary Easton 
m. Peter Easton. 

2d. Weston Clark. 
m. Elizabeth 

m. Abigail Clarke 
m. Menitable Tripp 



Mary Thi^rston, dan. of Edward Thurston and Elizabeth Mott, 
was born in Rhode Island Feby. 1657. She married about 1<>77 Ebenezer 
Slocum of Jamestown, R. I., and died in Nov. 1732, having' borne twelve 
children. Her will dated Nov. 5, 1720 with codicil dated Nov. 7, 17:!2 
was probated Nov. 22, 17.">2 and names son-in-law Samuel Dyer as ex- 
ecutor. 

She gives to son Samuel five shillings ; to dau. Desire Dyer my silver tank- 
ard, three silver porringers and a silver cordial cup; to son Giles two silver 
spoons; to son Joseph two silver spoons, a silk grass bed, two cows, twenty 
sheep, marc sow, all tools and negro '•Fortune": to dau. Abigail Thomas 
my wearing apparel; to gr. dau. Patience Carr, dau. of Caleb and to gr. sons 
Caleb, Joseph and William Carr, to gr. son David Greene, gr. son Ebenezer 
Slocum. gr. daus. Mary and Ruth Slocum. gr. son Thomas Rogers, gr. eh. Wil- 
liam, Rebecca, Benjamin, Hannah, Sarah, Ebenezer and Amy Burling, gr. dans. 
Mary Carr, Mercy Thomas, Elizabeth Thomas and Susanna Green, and to Su- 
sanna Thurston, dau. of my bro. Jonathan, each £5. 



191 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 




MARGUERITE, ARTHUR, ROBERT, 

MARY C. CARR, EDWARD A. CARR, 

DOROTHY, SARAH, 

The Family of my Wife's Sister. 



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MOTT 

Adam Mott came from Cambridge, Eng., July 2, L635 in the ship 
"Defense", aged 39, with his wife Sarah, aged 31, and ch. John II. 
Adam 12, Jonathan !>, Elizabeth 6 and Mary Lotl t, dan. of his wife 
by her former husband. He brought testimony from a Justice of the 
Peace and from a minister in Cambridge of conformity to orders and 
discipline of Church of England, and that he had taken oath of alle 
giance and supremacy. He and his wife were members of the First 
Church of Roxbury, and he was made freeman May '2'), L636. He soon 
moved to Hingham, where he had a grant of land. He prepared to 
move to Portsmouth, R. I. in 1638, probably for religious reasons, and 
so escaped the constable of Hingham who had a writ Sept. 6, 1638 to 
attach him and bring him before the Gov. or some one of the Council. 

Jany. 12, 1640 he was chosen with others to lay out land at Ports 
mouth. He was freeman in 1641, and Clerk of the Military Company 
in 1642. He died in 1661. His will dated Apl. 2, 1661 was probated 
Aug. 31, 1661, and names wife Sarah as executrix and Edward Thurston 
and Richard Tew as overseers; mentions sons Jacob, Eleazer and Ger- 
shom. Those who enjoy the land are to pay son John twenty shillings. 
He gives to son Adam an ewe lamb; to Elizabeth Thurston, wife of 
Edward Thurston, an ewe lamb; to Edward Thurston and Richard Tew. 
an ewe lamb each. 

Inventory, £372: 6, viz.. house and land. £150; 4 oxen, .3 cows. bull, horse, 
mare, colt, 2 calves, 30 ewe sheep, 2 rams, 6 swine, wampum peage £3. wear- 
ing clothes, books, 2 feather beds, 2 flock beds, 6 pewter platters, wine pot, 
warming pan, 7 pair sheets, 6 napkins, 2 tables, joint stool, l-\ ae. wheat, 2 ac. 
oats, 2 ac. peas, 3 ac. Indian corn. 

Children. 



John b. 1621 

Adam b. 1623 

Jonathan b. 1626 

Elizabeth b. 1629 



Jacob 
Eleazer 

Gershom 



b. 1638 



d. 1673 



d. 1694, Sept, 2, 

By second wife 

d. 1711 Nov. 15, 

d. 1698 



m. Mary Lott, his 
step sister. 

m. Edward Thurs- 
ton. 

in. Johanna Slocum 



Elizabeth Mott was born in England in 1629. She was married in 
June, 1647 to Edward Thurston of Newport, R. I. and died Sept. 2, L694, 



having borne twelve children. 



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MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

Thomas Stafford of Warwickshire, Eng. was a miller. He was 
in Plymouth in 1626, and is said to have built the first mill in this coun- 
try for grinding corn by water power. He was admitted inhabitant of 
Newport May 20, 1638, and had a grant of 17 acres. He was a witness 
to will of John Walker Mar. 18, 1647. 

It was ordered by the Town Council of Warwick, R. I. June 7, 
1652, "that, whereas Thomas Stafford hath bought a house of Chris- 
topher Unthank * * and so he is become a townsman. ' ' He bought 
a house in Warwick Apl. 16, 1657 of Thomas Lawton of Plymouth. 
Action of trespass was brought against him in 1657 by James Greene 
and Randall Holden. In 1658 the Warwick settlers were subject to 
more serious trespasses : 

"Ordered that if any one kill the great gray wolf that hath done so much 
mischief in the town, he shall have £5 for his pains and for any other wolf £4, 
and if any Indian kill a -wolf within the confines of the town he shall have 40s. 
for his pains, etc." 

The reward of £5 was paid in 1662 to John, brother of Renewed 
Sweet Gereardy in peage at eight per penny. In 1659 he sold land to 
Henry Knowles. In 1662 he had a grant of land at Potawomut. He 
was Deputy in 1673. He died in 1677 at the age of seventy-two years. 

His will dated Nov. 4, 1677 and proved Apl. 27, 1678 gave to his 
well beloved wife Elizabeth one half of his dwelling house for life, half 
of his orchard, meadow and other land, and two cows ; to his son Thomas 
the other half, and at wife 's death her half, also, and the two cows ; to 
his wife for life, his bedding and household stuff, and at her death to 
go to son Thomas and dau. Deborah Wescott; to dau. Deborah a cow; 
to son Samuel a calf; to son Joseph a calf, and to Hannah Bromley a 
calf. 

Children. 

Thomas d. Jany. 26, 1723 m. Jane Dodgee. 

Deborah m. Amos Wescott. 

Samuel b. 1636 d. Mar. 20, 1718 m. Mercy Wescott. 
Joseph 

Samuel Stafford, born 1636, married Mercy, dau. of Stukeley 
Wescott. Their children were Stukeley, b. 1661, Amos b. 1665, Mercy 
b. 1668, Sarah b. 1671, Samuel b. 1673, Patience, Freelove, Elizabeth, 
Thomas b. 1682. 

Thomas Stafford of Coventry, R. I. b. 1682, d. Nov. 18, 1765, mar- 
ried in 1707 Anne Greene, and second, on Jany. 16, 1719, Andry Greene, 
dau. of Richard Greene and Eleanor Sayles. Their children were Elea- 
nor b. April 25, 1720, Richard b. 1721, Thomas b. 1723, Samuel b. 1724, 
Almy, Job, Audry, John. 

I presume that one of these sons was the father of that Eleanor 
Stafford who married Eleazer Carr who was born Apl. 22, 1746. 

194 



WKSCOTT 

Stukeley Wescott, 1). L592, d. L677, 1, 12. Hi' was made freeman 
in Salem Ki.'iii. Willi others of Salem having license to deparl it was 
ordered on Mar. L2, L638 by the Gen. Ct. that they appear at next court 
in May, if they lie not gone before, to answer such things as should lie 
objected. At Providence Oct. 8, L638 he with others hail deed from 
Roger Williams of land boughl from Canonicus and Miantonomoh. 

.Inly 1, 1639 lie and wife are alluded to in a letter from the Rev. 
Hugh Peters to the church in Dorchester as having had the great cen- 
sure passed upon them in this our church. He was one of the twelve 
original members of the First Baptist Church organized at Providence. 
July 27, 1(>40 with 38 others of Prow he signed agreement for a civil 
government. He was recorded as inhabitant of Warwick June .">, L648. 

Sept. 2, 1650 he was taxed 13s. 4d. at Prov. on real estate. He was 
Commissioner in 1651-2-3-5 and '(>(). He bought .'!(> acres of John Ge- 
reardy Mar. 1. 1652. On June 7, 1652, John Cooke was granted liberty 
to make a highway between his uncle, Stukeley Wescott, and himself. 
He was surveyor of highways in 11)52-3-4-5-6 and assistant in 1653. 

May 7, 1655 he and Mr. Smith were ordered to cast up what damage 
is due to the Indians and place every man's share according to his pro- 
portion and gather it up. May 27, 1655 he was appointed to keep a 
house of entertainment. 1657 June 14 he received from John Bennett 
of "Warwick 8 cattle, 9 pound of peage at 8 a penny, and a horse and 
lands and goods, engaging on behalf of himself and heirs to maintain 
the said John Bennett during his life in meat and drink and apparel. 
The only reservation was £5 to he at John Bennett's disposal during 
life. He was Deputy in 1671. 

His will is dated Jany. 12, 1677. He died the same day, while tem- 
porarily at Portsmouth. He calls himself aged about 85. He names 
his eldest son Amos, grandson Amos, etc. He died before he could 
sign the will. 1695, Nov. 1 testimony as to his will was given by Joseph 
Stafford, Mercy Stafford and her son Amos before John Greene Dep. 
Gov. It was shown that testator would have signed it but was requested 
by Caleb Arnold to wait while his (the testator's) sons were sent for 
from Prudence Island, but by the time they came lie was unable to sign. 
The will was finally ordered recorded by the Town Council Feby. 18, 
1697. 



in. Benedict Arnold 
1640 

m. Catherine 

in. Sarah Stafford 
1667 

Second. Deborah 
Stafford. 1670 
Mercy b. d. 1700 m . Samuel Stafford 

Jeremiah m . Eleanor England 

1665 

Meecy "Wescott dau. of Stukeley Wescott was born about 1635, m. 

Samuel Stafford about 1660, bore him nine children and died Mar. 25, 
1700. 

195 









Children. 


Da maris 


b. 




d. 1678 


Robert 


b. 




d. 1676 


Amos 


b. 


1631 


d. 1685 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 



John Sayles was born in 1633, lived in Providence, R. I. and died 
in 1681. In 1650 he married Mary, dan. of Roger Williams. 

1651, Jany. 27, he bought a house and lot of John Throckmorton. 

1652, May 12, he bought land of Ralph Earle near West River. 

1653, 55, 57, 58, 59 he was Assistant. 
1655-57 he was Town Clerk. 

1656, May 10, he entered an anker of liquor. 

1657, Mar. 4, he wrote a letter on behalf of Providence to the town 
of Warwick in regard to the illegal arrest of Richard Cbasmore by 
Mass. authorities. 

1658, he was Warden. 
1659-60, he was Town Treasurer. 

1660, May 26, he sold land to Wm. Hawkins. 

1665, Feby. 19, he had lot 24 in division. 

1666, May 31, he took oath of allegiance. 
1669-71 he was on the Grand Jury. 

1669, 70, 71, 74, 76, 77, 78 he was Deputy. 

1670, May 4, he was named with three others to audit Colony ac- 
counts. 

1670, June 24, he sold to Stephen Arnold one-thirteenth of the island 
called the Vineyard at Pawtuxet "which my father in law, Roger Wil- 
liams, gave me. ' ' 

1670, 71, he was of the Town Council. 

1671, Aug. 21, he and Thomas Roberts were appointed to prize and 
transport the horse belonging to the town to R. I. and deliver to Joseph 
Torrey for pay 't of debt due from this town. 

1677, May 7, he was fined 20 s. for not attending Grand Jury. 

He and his wife are buried in Eastern Burial Ground, Middletown, 
B. I. near Sachuset Beach. 

Children. 



Mary 



b. July 11, 1652 d. 1717 



John b. Aug. 17, 1654 

Isabel b. 

Phoebe b. 

Eleanor b. 

Catharine b. 



d. Aug. 2, 1727 
d. 1716 

d. 1744 

d. May 11, 1714 

d. Feby. 21, 1751 



m. William Greene 
2nd, John Holmes. 

m. Elizabeth 

m. John Tillinghast, 
2nd. Robert Hicks. 

m. Job Greene. 

m. Richard Greene. 

m. Wm. Olney. 



Mary Sayles was born July 11, 1652. She married, about 1675, 
William, son of John Greene and Ann Almy. After his death she mar- 
ried John Holmes. 



Eleanor Sayles was born 



1671, and married Richard Greene 



Feby. 16, 1693. She died May 11, 1714. 



196 



WILLIAMS 



Roger Williams was son of .lames Williams and Alice Pemberton 
of London. He was bom in Wales aboul L600 and received a good 
education, taking a bachelor's degree at Pembroke College, Cambridge, 
Jany. 1627. He embarked at Bristol Dee. I. 1630 in the "Lion" and 
arrived in Boston Fehy. 5, 1631. In rioting the event Winthrop calls 
him "a godly minister." He settled al Salem Apl. 12, 1631, went to 
Plymouth soon after as assistant pastor, but returned in 1633 and be- 
came pastor on the death of the Rev. Skelton 1fi.'!4. He declined a unan- 
imous call to the church in Boston because they would not make public 
declaration of repentance for having communed with the churches of 
England, lie was excommunicated in 1635 from the church in Salem 
for not bringing his children to baptism. 



In Apl. 1635 lie was summoned to court in Boston 



for teac 



him 



publicly that a magistrate ought not to tender an oath to an unregen- 
erate man. Oct. 9, 1635 he was sentenced to banishment and ordered 
"out of this jurisdiction within six weeks now next ensuing." He re- 
ceived permission to remain until spring, but would nol refrain from 
uttering his opinions. A messenger was sent to Salem to arrest him 
in Jany. 1636, but he had gone three days before. Thirty-five years 
after lie wrote: "1 was sorely tossed for over fourteen weeks in a bitter 
winter season not knowing what bed or bread did mean." 

He bought land for a new settlement from Canonicus and Mian- 
tonomoli, which he named "Providence." In 1639 lie was baptized by 
Ezekiel Hollinian, and then baptized him and others, and for a few- 
years acted as pastor of the First Baptist Church. In 1643 he pro- 
ceeded to England to secure a charter, which he obtained, returning 
Sept. 17, 1644. He was Assistant in 1647-48-64-65-70-71-72. In 1651 
he went to England again and the next year published "Experiments 
of Spiritual Life and Health, and their Preservation." 

He returned in 1654 and was chosen President of the Colony, and 
for three years after. He was a Commissioner in 1658-59-61, Deputy 
in 1667 and Town Clerk in 1675-76 and of the Town Council 1670-78- 
79-80. 

In 1682, May 6 he wrote Gov. Bradstreet asking advice as to print- 
ing his discourses, etc. "But these are but sublunaries, temporaries 
and trivials. Eternity, Eternity, is our business." The sentence of 
banishment was revoked March 31, 1676. He married, about the time 
of his coming to America, Mary Barnard. She died in 1676, and he 
survived until 1683. 



Mary b. Aug-. 1(5:33 

Freeborn b. Oct. 1635 

Providence!). 163S, Sept. 

Mercy b. July, 1640 



Daniel b. Feby. 1642 
Joseph b. Dec. 12, 1643 



Children. 

d. 1681 

d. 1710, Jany. 10 

d. Mar. 1686unm. 

d. 17(1.-, 



d. Mav 14, 1712 
d. Aug. 17, 1724 



m. John Sayles 
m. Thomas Hart. 
2d— Walter Clarke 

in. Resolved Water- 
man, 

2nd — Samuel Win- 
sor 

in. Rebecca Powers 

m. Lvdia Olney 



197 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

Mary Williams, clau. of Roger Williams and Mary Barnard, was 
born in Plymouth, Mass. the first week in August, 1633. She was mar- 
ried in 1650 to John Sayles of Providence and died in 1681, having 
borne six children. 



William Dyer was a milliner of London. He came to Boston m 
Dec. 1635, and with his wife Mary joined the church whereof Mr. Wilson 
was pastor. Mar. 15, 1637 he signed with others a remonstrance 
affirming the innocence of Mr. Wheelwright, and that the court had con- 
demned the truth of Christ; for which he was disfranchised Nov. 15, 
1637, and warned Nov. 20, 1637 "to deliver up all guns, pistols, swords, 
powder, shot, etc." 

In 1638 Winthrop alludes to "the wife of one William Dyer, a 
milliner in the New Exchange, a very proper and fair woman, and both 
of them notoriously infected with Mrs. Hutchinson's errors and very 
censorious and troublesome." He signed the corporate compact with 
eighteen others Apl. 28, 1639, and departed to Portsmouth and New- 
port, He was chosen Secretary for both towns from 1640 to 1647, Gen- 
eral Recorder in 1648, and Attorney General from 1650 to 1653. He 
went to England with John Clarke and Roger Williams, and returned 
in 1653, leaving his wife abroad. He received a commission as Captain 
and Commander in Chief upon sea, to act against the Dutch May 18, 
1653. 

His wife returned from England in 1657, a Quaker and a minister. 
On disembarking at Boston she was soon put in prison for being a 
Quaker, but was released on petition of her husband and ordered out of 
Mass. She returned to Boston in 1659 and was tried for not remaining 
in banishment, She was condemned to death with William Robinson 
and Marmaduke Stevenson, and stood on the scaffold with the rope 
about her neck Oct. 27, 1659 while they were hung, but she was reprieved. 

"On Petition to the General Court, 1659, Oct. 18, of William Dyer, her son, 
it is ordered that Mary Dyer shall have liberty for forty-eight hours after this 
day to depart out of this jurisdiction, after which time being found therein she 
is to be executed." 

The next day she wrote "Once more to the general court assembled 
in Boston, speaks Mary Dyer, even as before. My life is not accepted, 
neither availeth me, in comparison of the lives and liberty of the truth 
and servants of the living God *" "Viewed from a literary, 

moral or religious standpoint, Mary Dyer's letters compare favorably 
with the best efforts of the leading Puritans." (Hallowed.) 

She then went to Rhode Island, but returning to Boston in May, 
1660, she was brought before Gov. Endicott who said: "Are you the 
same Mary that was here before?" She replied: "I am the same 
Mary, etc. ' ' He then said : ' ' You will own yourself a Quaker, will you 

198 



DYER 

not?" She answered: "I own myself to be reproachfully so called." 

He then sentenced her to lie hung the day following. 

On the gallows .June 1, 1(i(>(), she was adjured by her early pastor, 
Mr. Wilson, to repent and not to lie "so deluded and carried away by 
the deceit of the devil." She said: "No ear can hear, no tongue can 

utter, no heart can understand the sweet incomes and the refreshings 
of the Spirit of the Lord which 1 now feel." 

She was accompanied from the prison to the gallows by a hand of 
soldiers with drums beating that none might hear her speak. She is 
described as "a person of no mean extract or parentage, of an estate 
pretty plentiful, of a comely stature and countenance, of a piercing 
knowledge in many things, of a wonderful sweet and pleasant dis- 
course." 

He was Commissioner in 1661-62, Deputy 1664-(i(i, General So- 
licitor 1665-66-68 and Secretary to the Council 1669. He died 1(177, 
leaving a widow named Catherine. 



Samuel b. 1635 
Mary b. 

William b. 
Mahershalalhashbaz 

Henry b. 1647 
Charles b. 1650 



Elizabeth, by second wife. 



Children. 

d. 167S 



d. 1670 
d. 1690 
d. May 15, 1709 



in. Ann Hutchinson 



in. Martha Pearce 
m. Elizabeth Sanford 
m. Mary — 
2d— Martha 
Browned 



Samuel Dyer, son of William and Mary Dyer, was born about the 
time of the arrival of his parents in America in 1635. He married 
Ann, dan. of Edward Hutchinson and Catherine Hamby. He was 
chosen Conservator of the Peace in Kingstown, R. I. May 21, 1669, and 
took the oath of allegiance to R. I. May 20, 1671. He died in 1678 and 
his estate was taxed in 1680, 15 s. 6 d. His widow married Daniel Ver- 
non Sept. 23, 1679 and died in 1717. Her will dated Jany. 1, 1717, names 
her son Samuel Vernon as executor. She gives her son Samuel Dyer 
5s., sons Elisha, Henry and Barrett Dyer £30 each, son Samuel Vernon 
£45 and dau. Catherine Vernon £65. 



Samuel 

Nathaniel 

Edward 

Elisha 

Henry 

Barrett 

Ann 



b. 1670 



Children. 

m. Aug. 9, 1688 Elizabeth Parrott 
in. Mary Greene 



in. 1693 Carew Clark 
199 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

Edward Dyer, son of Samuel Dyer and Ann Hutchinson, was born 
in Kingstown, E. I. in 1670. He was a carpenter. On Feby. 9, 1691 
be and his brother Elisba were complained of by their step-father, 
Daniel Vernon of Kingstown, for taking possession of his farm at 
Aquidneset, forcing open the door of the cellar, etc., they both being 
non-residents. 

He married about 1697 Mary, dau. of William Greene and Mary 
Sayles. On Sept. 22, 1698 he and his wife signed a bond at Newport 
in the sum of £200 to stand by the arbitration of Thomas Olney and 
Weston Clark regarding a house and lot in Warwick for which an ac- 
tion had been commenced by Edward Dyer for his wife, the dau. of 
William Greene, deceased, against Samuel Greene, to whom the bond 
was given. On Mar. 17, 1699, he and his wife gave a receipt to uncle 
Samuel Greene for £15, and also for £10 already had according to the 
award. 

Children. 

Edward b. Jany. 6, 1701 

Samuel b. m. Tabitha Niles 

William b. 1705 

Samuel Dyer, son of Edward Dyer and Mary Greene, was born 
about 1703, probably at Warwick, B. I. He married Tabitha, dau. of 
Nathaniel Niles? 

George Dyer, son of Samuel Dyer and Tabitha Niles, was born 
about 1730. He married Anna, dau. of Nichols. 

Sybil Dyer, dau. of George Dyer and Anna Nichols, was born in 
Ehode Island Aug. 1, 1772. She married Feby. 16, 1791 at West Green- 
wich, E. I. the Eev. Stutely Carr, and died Dec. 7, 1839, having borne 
sixteen children. "She was sick two weeks in great distress, but had 
her senses the most of the time. ' ' 



William Hutchinson was a merchant of good estate from Alford, 
in Lincolnshire, who arrived in Boston on the "Griffin", Sept. 18, 
163 . . , drawn hither by admiration of the Eev. John Cotton. He was 
admitted to the First Church of Boston 26th of 8th month, and his wife 
2nd of 9th month, 1634. He was made freeman March 4, 1635, and was 
at once chosen representative of Boston to the General Court, and four 
courts following. 

He was one of those disarmed in 1637, and in order to enjoy the 
religious liberty for which he had left England he removed to Ehode 
Island, where he was chosen Assistant or Magistrate in 1639. He died 
in 1642 aged about 52. His wife Ann, dau. of Francis Marbury and 
Bridget Dryden of Alford, Eng., was "the gifted prophetess of the 
doleful heresies that shook and almost subverted the colony of Mass." 
(Savage.) 

200 



HUTCHINSON 

"Nothing can be discovered or inferred in this age, from an} 
known record, which sullies ber matronly or ber religious character. 
She must bave been richly endowed with gifts of wisdom and grace. 
She displayed no worse or greater religious perversity than thai of 
enthusiasm." Josselyn and Weld call ber the "American Jezebel." 
.Johnson calls her "the master piece of woman's wit." Winthrop in 
Oct. Ifi.'Ki writes: "One Mrs. Hutchinson, a member of the church of 
Boston, a woman of a ready wit ami bold spirit, broughl over with 
her two dangerous errors: first, that the person of the Holy Ghosl 
dwells in a justified person; second, thai im sanctification can belp to 
evidence to us our justification." "H appeared that Gov. Vane, the 
magistrates Coddington and Dummer, and the ministers Cotton and 
Wheelwright, with the large majority of the Boston ( Ihurch, made com- 
mon cause with Mrs. Hutchinson about justification." "The contest 
between the disputants was which of the two, sanctification or justifi- 
cation, was the cause and which the effect." 

After the disfranchisement and banishment of Mr. Wheelwright, 
her son-in-law, Mrs. Hutchinson was brought to trial in Nov. 1(i."!7 at 
Cambridge before the General Court, charged by Gov. Winthrop "with 




HELEN E. CARR, 
Mrs. Fisher. 



My Wife's Sisters. 
BERTHA H. CARR, 

Mrs. Foskett. 



GRACE M. CARR, 
Mrs. Child. 



201 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

being a disturber of the peace of the Commonwealth and of the 
Churches ; with promoting the opinions which had caused so much 
trouble; with being nearly connected by affinity and sympathy with 
those already censured ; with defaming the churches and ministers ; with 
maintaining a meeting at her house which was neither tolerable nor 
comely in the sight of God, nor fitting for her sex." The trial was "one 
of the most shameful proceedings recorded in the annals of Protest- 
antism." "With all the allowance which charity can devise * * * 
the treatment of Mrs. H. on her trial deserves the severest epithets of 
censure." 

She was convicted of traducing the ministers and ministry and was 
banished. The same court for fear of "some sudden irruption" or- 
dered seventy-five of her sympathizers, who had dared to petition the 
court in opposition to the censure of Mr. Wheelwright, to deliver up all 
guns, pistols, swords, powder, shot and match. Among the names are 
William Hutchinson, William Dyer, Samuel Wilbore, John Porter and 
William Freeborn. 

"Her three great failings and weaknesses were her spiritual pride, 
her contempt of public ordinances and her censorious tongue. She 
was puffed up by her intuitions and self assurance ; she thought no min- 
istrations of religious counsel could be equal in value to her own, and 
she was guilty of offensive personalities." "The ministers were her 
most jealous, most determined, and perhaps, for the time, most proper 
opponents." "But allowing all just exceptions, she was still a high- 
minded and excellent woman." "She appears to have been a faithful 
wife and mother, and for aught that can now be discovered she was a 
Christian in heart and in life." 

Before the sentence of banishment was executed Mrs. H. was tried 
by the Church for gross errors to the number of thirty on March 15th 
and March 22d, 1638 and ' ' cast out of the church for impenitently per- 
sisting in a manifest lie. " " The controversy of three years ' contin- 
uance which had drawn nearly the whole of the believers in Boston, 
magistrates, ministers, women, soldiers and the common multitude, un- 
der the banners of a female leader was thus brought to an 
issue by imputing deception about one of the most unintelligible tenets 
of faith to her, who could not be circumvented in any other way." 

She left Boston March 28, 1638 and joined her friends in Provi- 
dence, the asylum of many of those who had been disarmed by order 
of the court in Boston. The church in Boston sent a committee of three 
to the Island to make one more attempt to reclaim Mrs. H., but they 
reported small success. ' ' Mr. H. told us he was more nearly tied to his 
wife than to the church ; he thought her to be a dear saint and servant 
of God." 

Soon after her husband's death in 1642 she with all her remaining 
family, except her daughter Savage and son Edward, removed to a 
new settlement west of New Haven (near Hell Gate, N. Y. Century Cyc. 
of Names) where all, to the number of sixteen, save one child who was 
taken captive, were, without provocation, cruelly slaughtered by the 
Indians. 

202 



HUTCHINSON 



<■hil.li-. 



Edward 1 


>. ah. 


1613 


.1. Aug. 


19, 


1675 


in. 


( 'at herine 1 lam 


Richard 






,1. 1643 










Francis 






.1. 1643 










Faith 






.1. 1652 






in. 


'I'll. .mas Savage 


Susanna 






.1. 1643 






in. 


John <'ole 


Bridget 






.1. 1114:1 






in. 


Willis 


Zuriel bapt. 


Mar. 


13, 1636 













Edward Hutchinson, son of William Hutchinson and Ann Mar- 
bury, was born in Eng. about Kilo. He came to Boston with the Rev. 
John Cotton in H>.">.">, was admitted to the church Aug. LOth and made 
freeman Sept. 3, 1034. He joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Co. in 1638 and was chosen its Captain in 1057. lie was elected as 
representative to the General Court in 1058 and served as Captain of 
cavalry in the war against King Philip, in which he was wounded in a 
treacherous assault made by the Indians near Brookfield while he was 
marching to a peaceful meeting, Aug. 2, 1675. He died on his way home 
at Marlboro Aug. 19, 1675 aged 62. He was one of the first settlers of 
Newport in 1638, but bad returned to Boston and "deserves honor for 
his firmness in opposing cruelty to the Quakers. ' ' 

He was married about 1636 to Catherine Hamby, dau. of a lawyer 
of Ipswich, Eng. Sbe was admitted to the church Feby. 10, 1639 and 
died about 1650. He married second Abigail, dau. of widow Alice 
Vermaies of Salem and widow of Robert Britton. Site survived him 
and died Aug. 10, 1689. 

Children. 

Elishua bt. Nov. 5, 1637 d. young 

Elizabeth b. Nov. 10. 1639 m. Edward Winslow 

Elisha bt. Nov. 16, 1641, being 13 days old. 

Ann b. Nov. 17. 1643 d. 1717 m. Samuel Dyer 

William bt. Jany. 18, 1646 being 1 day old d. young 

Catherine b. May 14. 1648 d. soon 

Susanna b. June 10, 1649 m. Nathaniel Cod- 

\ . T; I ■*■ dington, 
Ch. of wife Abigail. 
b. Jany. 1652 



Edward 

Catherine b. Feby. 13, 1653 



in. Hannah Hawkins 
m. Henry Bartholo- 
mew 
Benjamin b. June 22, 1656 .1. before his father 
Hannah b. May 16, 1658 m. Peter Walker 

Ann Hutchinson, dau. of Edward Hutchinson and Catherine Ham- 
by, was baptized Nov. 19, 1643, being two days old. She married first 
Samuel Dyer, son of William and Mary Dyer, and second Daniel Vernon 
Sept. 23, 1679. Sbe left a will dated Jany. 1, 1717, which was proven 
the same year, and names four Dyer children and two Vernon children. 



203 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

Edward Gbiswoijd was born in England in 1607. He came to Wind- 
sor, Conn, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, in 1639 with his brothers 
in a vessel sent out by Mr. Wm. Whiting, and in company with the Rev. 
Ephraim Huit and others who settled in Windsor. Here he had a cider 
press. He was a man of much enterprise and influence. His brother 
Matthew Avas ancestor of two governors. In March, 1663, he was on 
com. to lay out the undivided lands in Simsbury. He was a large land- 
holder. In 1664 he removed to Killingworth. First mention is made 
in 1649 of the settlement of that part of Windsor known as Poquonnoc. 
Thomas Holcomb, John Bartlett, Edward, Francis and George Griswold, 
all of Windsor, had removed thither, and the court ' ' taking into consid- 
eration the many dangers that these families are in, and exposed unto, 
by reason of their remote living from neighbors and nearness to Indians 
freed one soldier from each family from training on every 
training clay provided that the man which tarries at home 

stands about the aforesaid houses upon his sentinel posture." His wife 
Margaret died in Killingworth Aug. 23, 1670, and he m. 2nd, Sarah, 
widow of James Bemis of New London. He died about 1690. 

Children. 
Edward 

Francis d. 1671 at Norwich. 

George d. Sept. 3, 1704 m. Mary Holcomb 

John d. 1642 

Sarah, b. in Eng\, m. Sam'l Phillips; 2d, Nathaniel Pinney. 

Ann, b. in America, bapt. June 19, 1642. 

Mary, b. Oct. 5. bapt. Oct. 13, 1644; m. Timothy Phelps. 

Deborah, b. and bapt. June 28, 1646; m. Samuel Buel. 

Joseph, b. and bapt. March 2, 1647. 

Samuel, b. and bapt. Nov. 18. 1649 ; d. July 6, 1672. 

John, b. and bapt. Aug. 15, 1652 ; d. Aug. 17, 1717 ; m. Mary - ; 

2d, Bathsheba . 

John Griswold, son of Edward and Margaret, was born in Wind- 
sor Aug. 15, 1652 and baptized the same clay. He went to Killingworth 
with his father in 1664. He was a man of property, intelligence and 
influence, and a deacon in the church of Killingworth. He married 
Mary , who died Oct. 27, 1679, and he married second Bathsheba, 

who died in 1736. He died Aug. 7, 1717, and his inventory was pre- 
sented Oct. 7, 1717. He gave his lands to his sons, Samuel, Joseph, 
Benjamin and Walter. 

Children. 

Mary b. Feby. 1, 1673 

Margaret b. Dec. 10, 1675 

Hannah b. Oct. 25, 1677 

John b. Sept. 22, 1679 ' d. Dec. 27, 1679. 



204 









GRISWOLD 






Dorothy 


b. 


May 1, 168] 


died young. 






Bathsheba 


b. 


Dec. 5, 1682 




HI. 


Daniel Chirk. 


Samuel 


b. 


Apl. 4, 1685 




111. 


Sarah 


Lucy 


b. 


July 4, 1686 








Martha 


b. 


June 1, 1689 


d. Mar. 17, 1690 






Joseph 


b. 


Sept, 26, l(i!)0 




111. 


Temperance Ijay 


1 ienjamin 


b. 


Sept. 26, 1690 




III. 


Abigail Norton. 


Dorothy 


b. 


Sept. 23, 1692 








Martha 


b. 


June 16, 1694 








1 >aniel 


b. 


Oct. 25, 1696 




III. 


Jerusha Stevens. 


Walter 


h. 


Mar. 7, 1700 




III. 


Sarah Wight. 



Daniel Griswold, son of John and Bathsheba, was born in Kil- 
lingworth Oct. 25, 1696. He married Jerusha Stevens March 9, L721. 

Children. 
Daniel b. 1722 m. Mary Bushel. 

Bathsheba b. Oct. 2:!. 1737 
Samuel b. d. Apl. 17. 1745 

Daniel B. Griswold, son of Daniel Griswold and Jerusha Stevens, 
was born in Killingworth in 1722. He married Mary Bushel Oct. 22, 
1750. He owned a coasting vessel and did an extensive business be- 
tween Conn, and the West Indies. 

Children. 

m. Wakely 

d. Mar. 22, 1843 m. Asenath Ilurd 



Jerusha 


b. 


Aug. 20, 1751 


Mary 


h. 


Mar. 25, 1753 


Daniel 


b. 


Jany. 17, 1756 


Edward 


b. 


Peby. 11, 1758 


Beulah 


b. 


Oct. 20, 1760 


Francis 


b. 


Aug. 11, 1762 


John 


b. 


June 7. 1764 


Ann 


b. 


Apl. 12, 1766 


Sarah 


b. 


Nov. 5, 1768 


Aaron 


b. 


Nov. 1, 1770 


Simeon 


b. 


Oct. 13, 1771 


William 


b. 


Mar. 14, 1776. 



Edward Griswold, son of Daniel Griswold and Mary Bushel, was 
born in Killingworth, Feby. 11, 1758. He was a sea captain, and then 
a soldier in the Revolutionary Army. After peace was declared his 
wife prevailed upon him to abandon his sea-faring life and to go west. 
They settled in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y. where their younger 
children were born. In 1802 they removed to Dryden, where lie bought 
Oct. 16, 1805 Lot 39, containing 640 acres, being the N. E. quarter of 
Dryden Village for $2250. He was a man of considerable means for 
those days, and was prosperous. He gave the land for both the village 
churches. He was short and thick-set in his body, and honorable and 
upright in his character. He married Asenath Hard, June 19, ITS.'!, 
and died March 22, 1843, as appears on his monument in the Dryden 
cemetery. She was born 1757 and died 1852. 

205 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 
Children. 



(These names are not in order.) 



Abram 

Charles 
Edward 
Nathan 

Asenath was third child. 
Polly 

Jerusha m. Bartholo- 
mew 
These were parents of Daniel Bartholomew and Mrs. Sarah E. Peek, who 
was mother of Mrs. L. G. Cobb, Mr. Ernest Peck and Mrs. John Doll. 

Nancy b. Sept, 15, 1790 

Nancy Griswold was bom Sept. 15, 1790, m. Capt. George Carr 
and died at N. Almond, Allegany Co., N. Y. at the house of her eldest 
daughter, Mrs. Marietta Carr Karr, Aug. 10, 1878. She was the mother 
of seven children. 




fill! ' fflliraflfliiiiilllllM^^ 




Birthplace of my Wife and her Mother, Lisbon, Conn. 



206 



CLARK 
Benjamin Clark was father of 
Theophilus Clark, of Preston. VI., who married Martlia- 



riicir children were 



Nathaniel b. Mar. 29 1730 

Theophilus b. .Mar. 30 1732 

Adam b. Mar. 5 17:i4 

Benjamin b. May Hi 17:58 

Jonas b. Sept. 9 1741 

Stephen b. V\'hy 1 1744 

Reuben b. July 4 1747 



m. Thankful Gates 
m. Bethiah Burnham 

in. Mehitabel 

in. Betsey Stoddard 



Theophilus Clark was born Mar. .''»(), 17.'!'_\ married Bethiah Burn- 
ham, Jany. L3, 17f><>. Ee lived in Canterbury and was quartermaster. 
(See page 6 of Conn. Men in Revolution.) 

< Ihildren. 
Martha b. Aug. 6 1757 
Lucy b. May 6 1759 

Seth b. Sept. 11 1762 

Seth Clark, born Sept. 11, L762, in. Olive Palmer and died Feby. 
23, 1838. They Lie buried in the cemetery of Canterbury, Conn. 



Capt. 
Seth Clark 

Died 
Feb. 23 1838 

in the 

76 year of 

his aae 



Seth b. June 12 1786 

John M. 1). June 1788 
Guy C. b. May 1790 

Rev. Luther b. May 1792 
Olive P. b. May 1794 
Bethia D. b. Apl 19 1797 
Eunice S. b. May 21 1800 
Dr. Peter M.b. July 4 1802 
Thomas A. b. Sept. 7 1804 
Charles P. b. Dec. 10 1806 
Rev. Henry b. Nov. 12 1810 
Blihu 1). Auir. 28 1812 



Olive 

wife of 

Capt. Seth Clark 

Died 

June 19, 1834 

in the 68 year 

of her 

age 



< ihildren. 

(1. Peby 25 1878 

d. 18.35 

(I. 1832 

(1. 1845 

d. 1834 

,1. 1882 

d. 1881 

d. 1828 

d. Jany 12 1877 

d. 1886 

d. Mav 22 1888 



in. Abigail Davenport 

in. Amelia Clark 

in. Marinus Parker 
in. John Bullard 

m. Sarah Morev 

m. Mary 



207 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 



Thomas Adams Clark, born Sept. 7, 1804, was a farmer of Lisbon, 
Conn., occupying the farm previously owned by his wife's father. He 
was a member of the Conn. Legislature in 1858. He m. Mar. 23, 1826, 
Sarah, clau. of Robert Morey and Catherine Ginedo and died Jany. 
12, 1877. 

Children. 

m. Sarah Wheeler 
m. Geo. Norman Carr 



Thomas 


b. Dec. 26 1830 


d. Jany 12 1894 


Sarah 


b. July 29 1832 


d. June 20 1865 



Sarah Clark Avas born in Lisbon, Conn., July 29, 1832. She was 
m. to Geo. Norman Carr, Jany. 23, 1856, bore him two daughters and 
died June 20, 1865. 




SARAH MOREY CLARK. THOS. ADAMS CLARK. 

My Wife's Grandmother and Grandfather. 



208 



PALMEE 



Waltbb Palmeb was made freeman in Charlestown May It, L634. 
Ee was town clerk in L638. He removed to Rehoboth and was deputy 
in 1645, his property being valued at 6419 in L643. In L652 he removed 
to Southerton (Stonington) and died there Nov. L9, L661. After the 
death of his firsl wife Ann, he m. about L632 Rebecca Short. 

Children by first wife: Grace, who m. Thomas Minor; John, William, 
Jonas, and Elizabeth, who m. Thomas Sloan. 



By second wife. 



Hannah 



I.. June Hi 1634 



Elihu b. Jany 24 1636 

Nehemiah b. Nov. 27 16:57 

Moses b. Apl 6 1640 

Benjamin b. Mar. 30 1642 
Gershom 
Rebecca 



1665 



in. Tlios. 1 1 1- w i 1 1 or 
Tlnct 

in. Ilannali Stanton 
in. I )orothy Gilbert 

in. Ann Denison 
in. Klisha Chesbrough 
2nd John 1 Baldwin 



Jonas Palmer, son of Walter and Ann Palmer, 1 
and died June 22, 1709. His will, proved duly 6, 1709 
Daniel Carpenter, John Ormsbee and Preserved Abel] 
both, May 3, 1655, Elizabeth dau. of Francis (Jrissi 
Charlestown. She was buried in Rehoboth, Feby. 11, 
9, 1692, he m. 2nd, Abigail Carpenter, widow of John 
March 5, 1709. 

Children by first wife. 

Nov. 8 1657 
Nov. 22 1659 
Mar. 29, 1662 
Feby. 23 1663 



ived at Rehoboth 

was witnessed by 
. He in. in Reho- 
11 (Griswold) of 

1691-2, and Nov. 

Titus. She died 



Hannah 


b. 


Samuel 


b. 


Jonas 


b. 


Mary 


b. 


Elizabeth 




Martha 


b. 



John French 
Elizabeth Kinsley 
Elizabeth Kenrick 
Joseph Daggett 



Grace 



Julv 6 1666 



b. Oct. 1 1668 



in. Joseph Titus, son of John Titus and 
Abigail Carpenter 

m. James Carpenter, 
son of Samuel Car- 
penter and Sarah 
Readway. 



Jonas Palmer, son of Jonas Palmer and Elizabeth Griswold was 
born in Rehoboth, Mar. 29, 1662. He removed to Windham, Conn, and 
died there Sept. 19, 1730. His will was proved Oct. 5, 1730. He m. in 
Rehoboth, May 28, 1689, Elizabeth, dau. of George Kenrick and Ruth 
is b. in Rehoboth, Sept. 12, 1661, and d. in Windham, 

Children : 

Feby 29 1688-9 
Sept. 14 1691 
Mar. 20 1692-3 
Nov. 14 1694 
Apl. 28 1696 
Mar. 27 1698 
Jany. 19 1699-00 



Bowen. She 


Wi 


Aug. 5, 1725. 




Rebecca 


b. 


Elizabeth 


b. 


Jonathan 


b. 


Gershom 


b. 


Hannah 


b. 


Ruth 


b. 


Elihu 


b. 



m. 


Thomas Read 


m. 


John Spencer 


m. 


Sarah 


in. 


Hannah Spencer 


m. 


John Read 


m. 


Abigail Robinson 



209 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

Elihu Palmer, b. Jany. 19, 1699-00, in Behoboth was -m. in Wind- 
bam, Sept. 30, 1725 to Abigail, dau. of Peter Eobinson and Ruth Fuller, 
who d. Dec. 29, 1765, aged 65. He d. July 22, 1764. 







Children : 




Amasa 


b. July 13 1726 


d. Apl. 30 1727 




Elihu 


b. Feby 9 1727-8 


d. 1810 




Abigail 


b. Jany 9 1729-30 


d. Mar 13 1730 




Jonah 


b. July 23 1731 




in. Abiah 


Abigail 


b. Mar 26 1733 




m. Peter Robinson 


Rhoda 


b. Sept 6 1735 


d. Feby 14 1738 




Amasa 


b. Aug 29 1737 







Elihu Palmer, b. Feby. 9, 1727-8, in Scotland Parish was m. Aug. 
11, 1752 to Lois dau. of Nathan Foster of Stafford, Conn. 







Children. 






Eunice 


b. June 4 1753 


d. Oct 18 1754 






Thaddeus 


b. Aug 16 1754 


d. Sept 5 1754 






Eunice 


b. Aug 25 1755 




m. 


Josiah Smith 


Hannah 


b. July 1, 1757 




m. 


Jonathan Pellet 


Thaddeus 


b. June 22 1759 




in. 


Thankful Cleve- 
land 


Lois 


b. Apl 20 1761 




m. 


John Kendall 


A child 


1). June 4 1763 


d. June 4 1763 






Elihu 


b. Aug 7 1764 








Olive 


b. Oct 22 1766 




m. 


Seth Clark 


Nathan 


b. Apl 6 1769 




m. 


Jerusha Barstow 



Olive Palmer was born in Scotland, Conn., Oct. 22, 1766. She m. 
Seth Clark in 1785 and died in Canterbury, June 19, 1834, having borne 
him twelve children. 



Reginald Foster was born in England about 1595. He married, 1st 

, 2nd Judith who d. Oct. 1664 and 3rd, Mrs. Sarah 

(White) Martin, widow of John, on Sept. 19, 1665. He resided at 
Ipswich, Mass. and died there in 1681. 



Sarah b. 1620 

Abraham b. 1622 
Isaac b. 1630 



William 
Jacob 



b. 1633 
b. 1635 



Reginald b. 1636 



Children. 



m. William Storey 
m. Lydia Burbank 
m. Mary Jackson 
2d Hannah Douring 
3d Martha Hale 
m. Mary Jackson ( ?) 
m. Martha Kinsman 
2d Abigail Lord 
m. Elizabeth Dane 



210 



FOSTER 



Abraham Foster was born in lOxeter, Devonshire, Eng. in ]'>'_''_'. In 
1655 lie m. Lydia, dau. of Caleb Burbank and resided at [pswich, where 
he died Jany. 25, 1711. When giving his deposition, Sept. 26, L698, he 

was stated to be 7(i years of a,i>o. He distributed his estate by d I, 

Dec. 21, 1698. Caleb Burbank is supposed to have been the son of John 
Burbank, freeman of Rowley, Mar. 13, 1640, whose will dated A 



16S 



•'. 



^1 names 


wif( 


 Jemima and el 

i 


i. John, C 
Ihildren. 


aleb and 


I, Yd 


ia. 


Ephraim 


b. 


Oct. 9 1657 






111. 


Hannah Kami's 
2d Mary West 


Abraham 


b. 


Oct. 16 1659 






111. 


Mary Robinson 


James 


I.. 


Jany 12 1662 










Isaac 


b. 


Dec. 27 1668 


d. Feby 


13 1717 






Benjamin 


b. 


1670 






III. 


Ann 


Ebenezer 


1). 


July 15 1672 






III. 


.Mary 1 ioriiian 


Mehitable 


h. 


Oct. 12 1675 






111. 


Ebenezer Averill 


Caleb 


1). 


Nov. 9 1677 






111. 


Mary Sherwin 


Ruth 


b. 








111. 


Jeremiah Perley 



Abraham Foster was born in Ipswich, Oct. 15, 1659. He m., Nov. 
15, 1693, Mary, dau. of Robert Robinson of Newbury. He was a 
soldier in the military service of the colony "and was wounded in the 
public service and is to receive £8 out of the public treasury for 'smart 
money.' ' He resided at Ipswich and Topsfield and died May 23, 1741. 

( Jhildren. 

m. Sarah Dunnell 
m. Hannah Standish 
in. Hannah Black 
2nd Elizabeth Davis 



Abraham 
Nathan 

Daniel 



b. June 12 1696 
b. May 17 1700 
b. Api 13 1705 



Nathan Foster was born at Ipswich, Mass., May 17, 1700. He re- 
moved to Stafford, Conn, in 1720 and m., Nov. 13, 1724, Hannah, dau. of 
Dea. Josiah and Sarah Standish. He died May 26, 1753. 

Children, 
b. Oct. 12 1725 



Mary 

Nathan 

Hannah 

Lois 

Eunice 

Mehitable 

Phebe 

Sarah 

Daniel 

Asa 

Standish 



b. May 27 1728 

b. Apl. 15 1730 
b. Jany 7 1732-3 
b. Feby 29 1733-4 
b. Feby 20 1737-8 
b. Mar 1 1739-40 
b. Jany 4 1742 
b. July 22 1744 



b. July 15 1746 
b. Febv 24 1749 



m. Josiah Standish 

Rood 
m. Elizabeth Lans- 

ford 

m Aldcn 

m. Elihu Palmer 
m. Elijah Parish 
m. Silas Lilly 

m Crittenden 

m. Jonathan Lilly 
m. Kezia Sawyer 
2nd Welthea Almira 

La dd 
m. Iluldah Wheeler 
2nd Eliza Thompson 
m. Sarah Spanlding 



Lois Foster, dau. of Nathan Foster and Hannah Standish was born 
Jany. 7, 1732-3 and m. Elihu Palmer of Scotland, Conn. Aug. 11, 1752, 
and bore him ten children. 

211 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

Myles Standish was born in Lancashire, Eng. about 1584. He died 
at Duxbury, Mass., Oct. 3, 1656. He served in the Netherlands as a 
soldier and came in the Mayflower to Plymouth in 1620. He was ap- 
pointed captain by the Pilgrims and defeated the Indians at Weymouth 
in 1623. He was sent to England by the colony in 1625, and later was 
a settler and magistrate in Duxbury. His name and fame were made 
immortal by Longfellow two hundred years after his death. His first 
wife, Eose died Jany. 29, 1621, and in 1628 he married his cousin Bar- 
bara Standish. They had six children : 

(1) Alexander d. 1702; m. Sarah Alden dau. of John and Priscilla, 
2d Desire Doty wid. of Israel Holmes. (2) Miles who moved to Boston and 
m. 19 July 1660 Sarah a dau. of John Winslow. He d. Apl. 5 1663. (3) Capt. 
Josiah of N. Bridgewater and Norwich, Conn., born 1634 m. Mary dau. of 
John Dingley, 2d Sarah dau. of Sam'l Allen of Braintree. (4) Lora d. unm. 
(5) Charles d. young. (6) John d. young. 



Josiah Standish was born 1634, m. Dec. 19, 1654, Mary, dau. of 
John Dingley of Marshfield. She died in 1655. He removed to East 
Bridgewater, was Lieut, there, returned to Duxbury in 1663, was Select- 
man, Deputy and Capt. ; removed to Norwich, Conn. 1686 and bought 
150 acres of John Parker in 1687. He m. 2nd, Sarah, dau. of Samuel 
Allen of Braintree. 

Children : 

Miles m. Mehitabel Adams Dec. 5 1700 

Josiah m. Sarah 

Samuel m. Deborah Gates June 5 1710 

Israel m. Elizabeth Richards Feby 8 1704-5 

Mary m. James Cary 

Lois m. Hugh Calkins 

Mehitabel, Martha and Mercv 



Josiah Standish, son of Josiah Standish and Sarah Allen, was 
born about 1675. He was a deacon in Stafford, Conn, and died Mar. or 
May 26, 1753. His wife, Sarah, died Jany. or June 16, 1741. 

They had Eleazer, Jehoden, Mehitabel (m. Rood) Sarah (m. Howard) 
Hannah (m. Foster) and Mercy (m. Perkins). 



Hannah Standish was born in 1706. She m. Nov. 13, 1724, Nathan 
Poster and resided in Stafford, Conn. She had eleven children. 

212 




GEORGE NORMAN CARR, 
My Wife's Father. 




SARAH CLARK CARR, 
My Wife's Mother. 



213 



MY WIPE'S ANCESTOKS 

Eoger Mowry or Morey was by tradition a cousin of Roger Wil- 
liams and lived in the same places : Plymouth, Salem and Providence, 
and perhaps came with him from England. He was made freeman 
May 18, 1631. He was a member of the church in Salem in 1636. 

Jany. 20, 1637 it was agreed with Roger Mowry, neat herd, by the 
town of Salem that he should begin the keeping of the town's cattle the 
fifth of the second month (April) and to so continue eight months with 
the help of another sufficient man. He was to be ready at the pen gate 
an hour after sunrise each day to take them. Those who did not have 
their cattle ready were to bring them after the herd. He was to have 
seven shillings per head of all except bulls to be paid in four equal pay- 
ments and always one fourth beforehand. 

1637, Feby. 20, he had 50 acres laid out. Mar. 25, 1642 he and 
Lawrence Southwick agreed to keep the cows as last year except wages 
which were to be five shillings per head. In 1643 he moved to Providence 
and was made freeman in 1655. The same year he was appointed to 
keep a house of entertainment. 

July 29, 1656 he entered 10 ankers of liquors and same year 3 ankers 
of rum and 2 bbls. of sack. In 1658 he bought four acres of Robert 
Colwell and was chosen Commissioner. Oct. 12, 1659 Roger Mowry of 
Providence and Mary, his wife, being the eldest daughter of John 
Johnson, late of Roxbury, deceased, for £60 deeded to Wm. Parkes one- 
sixth part of the estate of said J. J. devised to them by his will dated 
July 30, 1659. Jany. 21, 1660-1 Isaac Heath of Roxbury died and by 
his will gave 20s. to his kinswoman, Mary Mowry. 

Jany. 1, 1664 Elizabeth Heath of Roxbury, widow of Isaac, gave 
10s. to Mary Mowry and the same to Thomas Mowry, her son. In 
1669 administration of his estate Avas refused to Mary Mowry because 
his property would not discharge his debts and legacies. The Town 
Council gave her £20 of the estate to help relieve her old age and for 
good reason to them appearing. Sept. 5, 1671 she sold to Stephen Paine 
of Rehoboth the house, outhousing, three house lots and commoning. 

Jany. 29, 1679 his widow, now widow of John Kingsley, was buried 
at Rehoboth. 

Children. 



Roger 


bapt. Apl. 21, 1637 


d. 


young 




Jonathan 


bp. Apl. 21, 1637 


d. 


1708 


m. Mary Bartlett, 






w 


idow of Richard Foster, 2nd — Hannah 


Bethiah 


bp. June 17, 1638 






m. George Palmer 
1660 


Mary 


bp. Jany. 16, 1640 








Elizabeth 


bp. Jany. 20, 1643 








Nathaniel 


b. 1644 


d. 


Mar. 24, 1718 


m. Joanna Inman 


John 




d. 


1690 


m. Mary 


Mehitable 








m. Eldad Kingsley, 
2nd Timothy Brooks 


Joseph 


b. 1647 


d. 


May 27, 1716 


m. Mary Wilbur 


Benjamin 


b. May 8. 1649 


d. 


1719 


m. Martha Hazard 


Thomas 


b. July 19, 1652 


d. 


Dec. 25, 1717 


m. Susanna Newell 


Hannah 


b. Sept. 28, 1656 


d. 


1718 


in. Penj. Sherman 



214 



MOWRY 

Benjamin Mowry, son of Roger Mowry and Mary Johnson, was 
bom in Providence May 8, and was baptized May 20, L649. Be married 
about L677 Martha, dau. of Thomas and Martha Hazard and widow of 
Ichabod Potter. In the will of Isaac Heath of Roxbury dated Jany. 19, 
16(50-1 he says, "If Benjamin Mowry duly serves out his time, my will 
is that at the end of his time he shall receive £5." At Kingstown Oct. 
31, KJ77 he was one of those to whom were granted 500 acres to he called 
East Greenwich. Sept. (!, KIS7 he was taxed .'is 2d. His brother Joseph 
in his will made in 1716 nave him C> per annum in wearing apparel for 
life, and to cousin (nephew) Joseph Mowry, son of Benjamin, tl(). He 
survived his brother three years and died in 1719. 

Children : 

Roger d. 1719 

Joseph (I 1718 m. Sarah 

Benjamin d. 1719 (?) 

John d. 1718 m. Mary 

Joseph Mowry, son of Benjamin Mowry and Martha Hazard, was 
born probably in Portsmouth about 1680. With bis brothers Benjamin 
and Roger, all of Point Judith, he received Apl. 16, L698 for love, etc. 
from their half-brother Ichabod Potter, a deed to a right of land in 
Narragansett, which grantor bought from his (step) grandfather, John 
Albro of Portsmouth. He died in 1718 leaving a will dated Oct. 2, 1718 
and proved Dec. 11, 1718, which names his wife Sarah and son Robert 
as executors, and gives his land to his four sons, Robert, Joseph, Ben- 
jamin and Roger, and to dau. Mary £50 at eighteen or marriage; and to 
his wife the use and profit of his moveables while widow. His inventory 
made Nov. 6, 1718 mentions 19 calves at Seaside Farm, It) yearlings, 
11 cows and heifer, 6 mares, 8 colts, other cattle and horses, 5 swine, 
2 spinning wheels, etc. 

Children, born in South Kingstown. 

Mary b. Oct. 18, 1704 

Robert b. Aug. 31, 1706 m. Sarah Hazard 

Joseph b. Aug. 24, 1708 

Benjamin b. May 2, 1710 

Roger b. July 2, 1712 

Martha b. Dee. 5, 1714 

Sarah b. Aug. 31, 1717 

Robert Morey, son of Joseph and Sarah Morey, was born in So. 
Kingstown, R. I. Aug. 31, 1706. He lived in Westerly and married Oct. 
24, 1728 Sarah, dau. of Jeremiah Hazard and Sarah Smith. He died 
Feby. 19, 1796. He had at death one child, Robert. 

Robert Morey, son of Robert Morey and Sarah Hazard, was born 
probably in Westerly, R. I. about 1736. He married Catherine Ginedo 
March 23, 1758. He' died Mav 6, 1793 in the 57th year of his age. She 
was born Sept. 10, 1738 and died Jan. 22, 1828. The Ginedo Bible is pre- 
served by Miss Ruth Browning of Francis, Fla. 

215 







MY WIFE'S 


ANCESTORS 












Children. 






Eobert 


b. 


Dec. 24, 1758 






m. 


Ruth Browning 


Lewis 


b. 


Oct. 24, 1760 










Sarah 


b. 


Oct. 10, 1762 






m. 


Jeremiah Brown- 
ing 


Hazard 


b. 


Nov. 20. 1764 










Catharine 


b. 


Jany. 10, 1767 






m. 


William T. Brown- 
ing 


Elizabeth 


b. 


Mar. 25, 1770 






m. 


Samuel Browning 



Joshua b. Aug. 10, 1772 

Joseph b. Aug. 27, 1774 

Susanna b. Aug. 2, 1779 



d. Sept. 9 1802 



"Robert Morey, son of Eobert Morey and Catharine Ginedo, was 
born, probably in Westerly, Dec. 24, 1758 on Sabbath morning at four 
o 'clock. He w T as a ship carpenter. He married May 14, 1786 Ruth, dau. 
of Jeremiah and Ruth Browning. He moved to Lisbon, Conn, and died 
Nov. 3, 1849. 

Children. 



Eunice 
Ruth 
Ephraim 
Catharine 

Sarah 



b. Jany. 28, 1795 
b. Mar. 3. 1797 
b. July 11, 1798 
b. Peby. 13, 1803 

b. Dec. 19, 1805 



m. Rouse Browning 
m. Emily Brayman 
m. Samuel S. Brown- 
ing 
m. Thomas A. Clark 



Sarah Morey, dau. of Robert Morey and Ruth Browning, w 7 as born 
in Lisbon, Conn. Dec. 19, 1805. She was married March 23, 1826 to 
Thomas Adams Clark, and died April — , 1895, and lies buried in the 
cemetery in Jewett City, Conn., having borne two children. She visited 
Chicago in 1886 and spent nearly a year at 4224 Langley avenue. 



John Johnson of Roxbury, through his son Capt. Isaac Johnson 
who fell in the Great Narragansett Fight, and his daughter Mary, who 
married Roger Mowry, is a common ancestor of Lyman May Paine and 
Geneva Carr Paine in the ninth generation. 



216 



HAZARD 

Thomas Hazabd, b. L610, d. L680, was a ship carpenter in Boston 
in 1 (>.'!.">. His wife Martha died in L669 and he in. second, in L675, Martha 
(d. 1693 ), widow o!' 'I'lu in ins Sheriff, lie was made freeman in Boston, 
Mar. '2'), 1636, and admitted inhahitanl of Aquidneck, L638. With eight 
others lie signed a compact, Apl. 28, L639, preparatory to settlement of 
Newport. "It is agreed by us whose hands are underwritten to propa 
gate a plantation in the midst of the island or elsewheres and to engage 
ourselves to bear equal charge, answerable to our strength and estates 
in common; and that our determination shall be by major voices of 
judge and elders, the judge to have a double voice." lie was named 
at Newport, June 5, 1639, as one of four proportioners of land, lie was 
at Newtown, Long Island for a short time. 

1666, Dec. 10, he deeded Thomas Sheriff a house, orchard 30 acres, 
etc. in Portsmouth, R. I. for £20, reserving an estate for his own life; 
then to said Thomas and his wife Martha for their lives; then to their 
second son, John Sheriff. In 1<i74 he testified, calling his age 64. In 
1675 he recorded a declaration : 

''This is to notify all men whom it may concern, whereas there is promise el' 




LYMAN MAY PAINE. 

At Amherst College, 

Class of 1872. 



217 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 



matrimony betwixt Thomas Hazard and Martha Sheriff, yet I, the aforesaid 
Thomas Hazard, do take the same Martha Sheriff for her own person without 
having anything to do with her estate, or anything that is hers for matter of 
goods, etc." 

His will dated Nov. 13, 1676, makes his wife exx. ami gives her 30 
acres in Portsmouth for life as declared in deed to Thomas Sheriff 
dated Dec. 10, 1666, by which said Thomas Hazard was to have for 
life and then to my beloved yoke fellow Martha Hazard. He also gives 
wife all moveable and immovable estate, as housing, goods, cattle and 
chattels ; to son Robert Is., to daus. Hannah Wilcox and Martha Potter 
Is. Children : 

Children. 



Robert 
Elizabeth 
Hannah 
Martha 



b. 1635 



d. 1710 



m. Mary Brownell 
m. Geo. Lawton 
m. Stephen "Wilcox 
m. Ichabod Potter 
2d Benj. Mo wry 



Martha Hazard, dau. of Thomas and Martha Hazard, after the 
death of her first husband to whom she had borne four children, mar- 
ried Benjamin Mowry and bore him four children. 

Robebt Hazard was born in England 1635 and came to R. I. with 
his father. He was a deputy in 1664 and juror and commissioner in 
Providence in 1670. He was a surveyor and the court at Plymouth, Oct. 
31, 1667, ordered in reference to a controversy between the English and 
Indians about bounds in Dartmouth that in case Robert Hazard of R. I. 
may be procured, he should run the line, etc. He bought 500 acres in 
Kingston in 1671 and removed there in 1695. 

He was on committee in 1676 to appoint keepers for Indians above 
twelve years of age in custody; also to procure boats for the colony's 
defense for the present and there were to be four boats with five or six 
men 'in each ; also to make a list of all inhabitants on the island, English, 
Negroes and Indians; and to take account how all persons are provided 
with corn, guns, powder, shot and lead ; also to take charge of a barrel 
of powder and cause two great guns to be set on carriages and fitted for 
service. 

His estate was divided by agreement of his heirs without proving 
his will. 

He married Mary, dau. of Thomas and Ann Brownell of Ports- 
mouth, R. I., who lived to the age of one hundred years. 









Children. 






Thomas 


b. 


1660 


d. 1746 


m. 


Susanna Nichols 


George 






d. 1743 


m. 


Penelope Arnold 


Stephen 






d. 1727 


m. 


Elizabeth Helme 


Martha 






d. 1753 


m. 


Thomas Wilcox 


Daughter 








m. 


Edward Wilcox 


Robert 






d. 1718 


m. 


Amey .... 


Jeremiah 


b. 


1675 Mar. 25 


d. Peby. 2 1768 


m. 


Sarah Smith 


Mary 


b. 


1676 


d. 1722 


m. 


John Robinson 


Hannah 








m. 


Jeffrey Champlin 



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HAZARD 

Jeremiah Hazard was born Mar. 25, Hi?."). Be m. Sarah, dau. of 
Jeremiah Smith, and Mary Gereardy, and d. Feby. 2, L768. He sold land 
to Win. Browning, Apl. 18, L707. 

Children. 

Mary b. Men. 16 1699 d. March 27 1771 

Ann b. Feby. 28 1701 d. Apl. 1 1771 in. John Browning 

Robot 1). Apl. 11 1703 d. Oct. 8 1789 m. Patience Northrup 

Sarah 1). Jany. 11 1706 d. Feby. 1!) 1796 m. Robert Morey 

Martha b. Oct. 9 1708 d. Aug. 24 1771 

Hannah b. Apl. 1714 d. Dec. 17 1801 m Watson 

Susannah b. May 1716 d. Nov. 20 1780 m Smith 

Ann Hazard, dau. of Jeremiah Hazard and Sarah Smith, was horn 
in Kingston, B. I., Feb. 28, 1701, and died. Apl. 1, 1771. She m. John 
Browning Apl. 21, 1721 and bore him ten children. 

Sarah Hazard, dau. of Jeremiah Hazard and Sarah Smith was born 
in Kingston, B. L, Jany. 11, 1706 and died Feby. 19, 1796. She m. Oct. 
24, 1728, Robert Morey and bore him at least one child. 



Thomas Brownell of Portsmouth, B. I., appears first as witness to 
the will of John Walker in 1647 and the same year is appointed Water 
Bailey. He was commissioner in 1655-61-62-63. He sold 35 acres to 
Thomas Lawton Apl. 4, 1658; was deputy in 1664. Ann Brownell, his 
widow and executrix, exchanged land with "William Brenton Nov. 6, 
1665, fulfilling contract made by her husband before his decease. 



m. Robert Hazard 
m. Gideon Freeborn 
m. Jeremiah Wait 

2d Charles Dyer 
m. Susanna Pearce 
m. Sarah Smiton 
m. Mary Pearce 

m. Mary 

m. Joseph Wilbur 

Mary Brownell, born in 1639, m. Robert Hazard and died Jany. 12, 
1739 having borne nine children. 

219 











Children. 


Mary 


b. 


1639 




d. 1739 Jany. 12 


Sarah 








d. 1676 Sept. 6 


Martha 


b. 


1643 May 




d. 1744 Feby. 15 


George 


b. 


1646 




d. 1718 


William 






\ 


d. 1715 


Thomas 








d. 1732 


Robert 
Ann 








d. 1728 
d. 1747 



John 


b. 


Jeremiah 


b. 


Mary 


b. 


Hannah 


b. 


David 


b. 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

John Smith lived in Conanicut and Portsmouth (Prudence Is- 
land) R. I. His wife Margaret, on May 5, 1664, having been fined £5 
by the last court of Trials, presented a petition to the Assembly for the 
court 's favor and mercy in remitting the fine, and said fine was remitted. 

John Smith, William Allen and John Snook were witnesses to a 
deed dated Aug. 19, 1673 by John Paine of Boston of land on Prudence 
Island, bounded partly by land of John Smith. He died in 1677, and on 
Oct. 24, 1677 his widow and executrix Margaret recovered £25 in money 
and £37, 10s. in county pay in a suit against John Paine. On June 12, 
1678 Margaret Smith's former sentence of being incapable of giving 
evidence in any case and thereby stands as a perjured person is re- 
mitted, null and void. 

Children : 

d. 1730 m. Phillis Gereardy 

d. 1720 m. Mary Gereardy 

m. Benj. Clarke, 
m. Joseph Case 
d. 1707 

Jeremiah Smith was married at Warwick, R. I. Jany. 2, 1672 to 
Mary Gereardy. He was made freeman in 1675 and was taxed 4s. at 
Portsmouth in 1680, was constable in 1688, and in 1696 with his brother 
John signed an agreement about the ferry at Boston Neck in Kingstown. 
With his brother John he was granted the privilege of a ferry at Boston 
Neck by the Assembly for seven years at £4 per year, — and all general 
officers, Justices, Deputies and Jurymen, and the post when on public 
concern, to be carried free. He was a Justice of the Peace in 1709. He 
bought 300 acres at Pettaconsett Jany. 9, 1710 for £500. His will, dated 
Mar. 19, 1716, was proved Apl. 11, 1720, naming his wife Mary and his 
sons Ephraim and Ebenezer as executors, and giving to his wife the 
whole income of his lands for life and his negro woman Rachel and 
negro girl, — to eldest son John 300 acres in Kingstown to him and his 
male heirs forever, and in default thereof to his female heirs, — to sons 
Ephraim and Ebenezer all right in Boston Neck and the ferry equally, — 
to eldest dau. Sarah Hazard £50 and a silver cup, — to 2d dau. Mary 
Congdon £50 and negro girl Maria and a silver cup. — to dau. Deliverance 
Reynolds £100 and a silver cup, to eldest son John £4 per year for life, 
also 2 cows and 2 sheep, — to son Ebenezer £100 to build a house. 

Inventory : 10 oxen, 25 cows, 2 mares, old horse, colt, 3 steers, a 3-year old 
bull, 11 yearlings, 672 sheep and lambs, 5 hogs, 22 shoats, negro man Will 
£60, negro boy Primus (2 years old) £15, negro boy Pedro (3-} years old) £25, 
negro girl Violet (2 months old) £5, negro woman Rachel £40, negro girl Maria 
£50. negro girl Demmis £30, feather bed, 4 flock beds, 3 wheels, loom, pewter, 
cider mill, his part of ferry house £25, etc. 

Children. 
John, Ephraim, Ebenezer, Sarah, Mary and Deliverance. 

Sarah Smith, dau. of Jeremiah Smith and Mary Gereardy, was 
born Apl. 1678 and married Jeremiah Hazard. She bore him seven 
children and died March 12, 1765. 

220 



GEREARDY 

John (Iki;iv\i;i>\ was of Dutch parentage. He settled in Warwick, R. 
1. and was recorded as Lnhabitanl June •">, L648. He sold land to Stukely 
Wescott Mar. 1, 1652, and boughl deer skins from the Dutch May 16, 
1(if>4. He was made freeman L655. He and two others were allowed 
£3:2:6 by the Assembly, May 5, 1664, for bringing an Indian to prison 
from Warwick to Newport. He married Renewed, dan. of John and 
Mary Sweet and died in KiSl :' 

( Ihildren. 

Mary b. ab. 1650 d. 1722 m. Jeremiah Smith 

John m. 2nd, Deliverance, 

wid. of John Corp 
Phillis d. 1720 in. John Smith 

Mary (Jekeakdv. dau. of John Gereardy and Renewed Sweet, was 
born about 1650 in Warwick, R. [., and was married Jany. 2, 1672 to 
Jeremiah Smith, and bore bim six children. She died in 1722. 



John Sweet and Mary bis wife lived in Salem. In 1632 he had 
land near to Capt. Endicott's. June 6, 1637, he was prosecuted by the 
grand jury for shooting a wolf dog of Col. Endicott in the yard of the 
latter and was lined five pounds for the offense. The fine was remitted. 
This may have been his son. In 1637 he had a grant of land in Provi- 
dence. His widow also had a grant of land after his death in 1637 and 
returning to Salem had a grant there. They had three children: John, 
who m. Elizabeth — and d. 1677; James b. 1622 d. 1695 m. Mary Greene; 
Renewed, who m. John Gereardy and d. 1681. Mary Sweet m. second, 
Ezekiel Holliman who changed the name of her dau. Meribah to Re- 
newed. Rev. Hugh Peters of Salem, martyr with Sir Harry Vane at 
the Restoration in 1660 wrote to the church at Dorchester that she 
(wid. Mary) and certain others had "the great censure passed upon 
them in this our church" and that "they wholly refused to hear the 
church, denying it and all the churches in the Bay to lie true churches, 
etc." By her will 1681 duly 31 she gives to son-in-law .John Gereardy 
and dau. Renewed his wife, both formerly of Warwick, now of Provi- 
dence, all interest in house, lot, meadow and upland in Warwick. Their 
daughter — 



'& 1 



Renewed Sweet was born about 1625. She m. John Gereardy about 
1648 and bore him three children. 

221 




GENEVA CARR PAINE, 
1910. 



222 




LYMAN MAY PAINE. 
1914. 



223 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 



Nathaniel Browning bought of John Eoome a house and two lots 
containing eight acres in Warwick, R. I., in 1645 for £3 in wampum. 
He married about 1652 Sarah, dau. of William and Mary Freeborn. 

I. in 1655. 



He was made freeman in Portsmouth, R 

Children, 
d. 1730 



William b. 



Jane 



m. Rebecca Wilbur; 

2nd, Sarah 
m. James Sweet 



William Browning, son of Nathaniel Browning and Sarah Free- 
born, was born about 1660. He was made freeman in 1684. He sold 
twenty acres of land to Robert Fish on Feby. 25, 1688, his wife Rebecca 
and uncle Gideon Freeborn joining in the deed. He died in 1730 and his 
wife Sarah the same year. His will, dated Jany. 12, 1730, was proved 
Feby. 8, 1730. 

Inventory £1199:16:7, viz. 61 oz. silver £24:8; wearing apparel, cane, 
gloves, and belt £19 :2 ; bond £61 :17 :5 ; riding horse, negro woman £80, pair 
oxen, 57 sheep, 9 cows, 5 horse kind, and 7 swine. 

His first wife Rebecca was dau. of Samuel Wilbur and Hannah 
Porter and seems to have been living in 1712. 









Children. 




Samuel 


b. 


Feby. 9, 1688 




m. Mercy • 


Hannah 


b. 


July 16, 1691 




m. William Knowles 


William 


b. 


Sept. 29, 1693 


d. Feby. 11. 1773 


m. Mary Freelove ; 
2nd, Mary Wilkinson 


John 


b. 


Mar. 4, 1696 


d. 1777 


m. Ann Hazard 


Sarah 


b. 


April, 1698 




m. Eleazer Kelly 



William Browning, son of William Browning and Rebecca Wil- 
bur, was born at Kingstown, R, I. Sept. 29, 1693. He was married Dec. 
7, 1721 by Wm. Sanford, J. P. to Mary Freelove who died after the 
birth of one son, and he married second Aug. 5, 1728, Mary, dau. of Wil- 
liam and Dinah Wilkinson. He died Feby. 11, 1773, leaving a will dated 
June 19, 1770, which was probated March 8, 1773. He makes his son 
William executor and gives to wife Mary the use of his house and three 
acres of land "where I live" and of household goods and two of my 
negroes, while widow; also one fifth of the rest of personal property, 
except farming tools, and to be provided yearly with 30 bushels of 
Indian corn, 4 bushels of wheat, 200 pounds of beef, 150 lbs. pork, 40 
lbs. wool, 20 lbs. flax and 15 cords firewood, and 3 cows kept for her and 
a gentle beast to ride whenever she have occasion ; to son William the 
homestead, except 100 acres, and one half the farming tools; to son 
Wilkinson 7 ac. of meadow and negro boy Abraham ; to William, John, 
Ephraim, Anne and Ruth, children of son John, deceased, land in Rich- 
mond ; to son Joseph 100 ac. of homestead, 148 ac. in Charlestown and 
half farming tools ; to dau. Dinah Champlin one fifth of personal prop- 
erty, except farming utensils and household goods and one fourth of 
household goods after wife is done; to daus. Ruth Browning and Ta- 
bitha Gardner and to the five children of dau. Mary Browning deceased, 
viz. Robert, Thomas, William, Mary and Anne, like legacies. 

224 



BROWNING 

[nventory: £1279:15:25, viz. wearing apparel £15:12:9, old gun, keg of 
wine, cash £598:4:4j, 89 sheep, swine, sorrel horse, II cows, 2 pr. oxen, 2 pr. 
steers, heifer, 8 young cattle, old mare, colt, negro Bristol CM); Abram £30; boy 
Caesar £37: farming and carpentering tools, etc. 



( Jhildren. 



William 



b. Nov. 28, 1724 



Wilkinson 


b. July 14, 1731 


John 


h. July 26, 1733 


Mary 


b. June 10, 1735 


Dinah 


b. Sept. 10, 1736 


Joseph 


b. 



Ruth 



b. 



Tabitha b. 

Anne l>. 



(1. Sept. 10, 1S2S 



m. Elizabeth Trip 



in. Susanna Hazard 
m. Ann Browning 
in. Thomas Browning 

in ( 'hamplin 

in. Mary ('hamplin 

in 1761 
m. Jeremiah Brown- 
ing 

in Gardiner 

in. Henry Knowles, 
17!H ' 



Jonx Browning, son of William Browning and Rebecca Wilbur, 
was born Mar. 4, 1696. Tie married Apl. 21, 1721 Ami, dan. of Jeremiah 
Hazard and Sarah Smith. He died early in 1777 leaving- a will dated 
Aug. 23, 1770, which was probated Apl. 14, 1777. He names his son 
Jeremiah as executor and gives to gr. sons Thomas and William, sons 
of son Thomas, deceased, all lands in South Kingstown, being part of 
homestead, about 100 ac, and 14 ac. of salt marsh in Charlestown; to 
son Jeremiah, dan. Hannah Frink, dau. Sarah Stanton, son John and 
son Ephraim six shillings each; to gr. daus. Temperance and Abigail 
Frink a bed; to six children the rest of my estate, viz. to Jeremiah a 
whole share, to Sarah Stanton a quarter share and to Martha Powers, 
Ann Browning, Mary Champlin and Eunice Clark a whole share each. 
Inventory £106:6:4, viz. wearing apparel £7:10; loom, Bible, etc. 



Children. 



Thomas 


b. 


Jeremiah 


b. 


Hannah 


b. 


Sarah 




John 


b. 


Ephraim 


b. 


Martha 


b. 


Ann 


h. 


Mary 


b. 


Eunice 


h. 



Nov. 15, 1742 



Mar. 1746 



Eunice Williams; 



m. Mary Browning, 
m. Ruth Browning 
m. Jedediah Frink 

m Stanton 

m. Sarah Davis ; 2nd, 
3d, Elizabeth Ross 
m. Susanna Davis 

m Powers 

m. John Browning 

m Champlin 

m Clark 



Ruth Browning, dau. of William Browning and Mary Wilkinson 
was born about 1740, m. her cousin Jeremiah Browning about 1760 and 
died Sept. 10, 1828, having borne seven children. 



22; 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

Jeremiah Browning, son of John Browning and Ann Hazard, was 
born in South Kingstown probably about 1736. He married his cousin 
Ruth, dan. of William Browning and Mary Wilkinson, about 1760, and 
was by occupation a farmer. He died of sunstroke July 4, 1811. A silver 
table spoon marked j B R is a daily reminder of their union. 







Children. 




Jeremiah 

Samuel 

John 


b. 
b. 

b. 




m. Sarah Morey 
m. Elizabeth Morey 
in. Abigail Swan 


Ruth 

Eunice 


b. Mar. 14, 1769 
b. 


d. Aug. 25, 1838 


m. Robert Morey 
m. Ephraim Brown- 


Sally 
Polly 


b. 
b. 




ing 
m. George Sheffield 
m. Daniel Sherman 



Ruth Browning, dau. of Jeremiah and Ruth Browning, was born 
Mar. 14, 1769. She married May 14, 1786 Robert Morey of Stonington 
and moved with him to Lisbon, Conn, to the farm where her great grand- 
daughter, Geneva Carr, was born. She died Aug. 25, 1838 and was 
buried on the farm opposite the house, but later her body was removed 
to the cemetery in Jewett City. She was the mother of five children. 




MY FAMILY, JULY 4TH, 1913. 
Princeton, Illinois. 



226 



FREEBORN 

William Pbeebobn embarked in the "Francis" Apl. 30, 1634 from 
Ipswich, Eng., bound for Boston, Mass., aged 40, with his wife, Mary, 
aged •">•'!, and dans. Mary, 7, and Sarah, '_'. I !<■ was one of th<' seventy-five 
named Nov. 20, 1(>.'!7 to deliver up all guns, pistols, etc., because "the 
opinions of Mr. Wheelwright and Mrs. Hutchinson bave seduced and led 
into dangerous errors many of the people here in New England." 

He departed with many others to Rhode Island, and was one of the 
nineteen who organized at Portsmouth Mar. 7, L638 under the following 
compacl : 

"We whose names are underwritten do hereby solemnly, in the presence 
of Jehovah, incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick and. as he shall help, 
will submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King 
of Kings and Lord of Lords, anil to all those perfect and most absolute 
laws of his given us in his holy word of truth to be guided and judged 
thereby. 

Mar. 12, 1638 the Gen. Ct. of Mass. ordered summons to go out for 
him and others to appear (if they be not gone before) at the next court 
to answer .such things as shall be objected. In 1639 be was granted a 
lot in Portsmouth on condition that he build within a year. He was 
made freeman Mar. l(i, 1(>41, was chosen constable in 1642 and commis- 
sioner in 1657. He died Apt 28, 1670 and his wife May .3, 1(570, as ap- 
pears on the Quaker records. 

( 'hildren : 

Mary b. 1627 m. Clement Weaver 

Sarah b. 1632 d. Apl. 2:!. 1670 m. Nathaniel Brown- 

ing 

Gideon b. d. Peby. 2s, 1720 m. Sarah Brownell, 

2nd, Mary Boomer, widow of John Law- 
ton 

Sarah Freeborn, dau. of William and Mary Freeborn, was born in 
England in 1632. She was married about 1652 to Nathaniel Browning, 
and received that year a grant of land from her father. She had two 
children, and died Apl. 23,1670. 



Samuel Wilbur (Wilbor, "Wilbore, Willbore, Wildbore, Wildboare) 
lived in Boston, Portsmouth, R. I. and Taunton and died Sept. 29, 1656. 
1633, Mar. 4 he was made freeman and 

1633, Dec. 1 he was admitted to church with his wife Ann (dau. of 
Thos. Bradford.) 

1634, Nov. 10 he was Assessor. 

1637, Nov. 20 he was one of those disarmed on account of the "Wheel- 
wrig'ht-Hutchinson heresy. 

1638, Mar. 7 at Portsmouth he was one of the signers of the agree- 
ment for a Bodie Politicke. 

1638, June 27, lie was Clerk of the Train Band. 

1639, Jany. 24 he was Constable. 
1641, Mar. 16 he was made freeman. 

1644, he was Sergeant. 

1645, Nov. 29, he w T as received into church in Boston, having re- 
turned with wife Elizabeth. 

227 



MY WIFE'S ANCESTORS 

1648, May 2, he deposed that when he married the widow of Thos. 
Lechford he never received anything of his estate "no not so much 
as his said wife 's wearing apparel. ' ' 

At time of making his will, which is dated Apl. 30, 1656, he was 
living in Taunton, and also had a house in Boston. 

His will was proved Nov. 1, 1656, and is recorded in both Mass. and 
Plymouth Colony. His wife Elizabeth and son Shadrach are named as 
executors. He gives to his wife all moveables in house, all sheep and 
lambs, a mare and a colt; to his eldest son Samuel, lands at R. I., debts 
due from Richard Smith, sheep due from Henry Bull, cow in hands of 
James Babcock, Avith rent of said cattle, also 500 lbs. of iron, etc. 

Inventory: £282:19:6, viz. books 16s., bedding, wearing apparel, pewter, 
ammunition, still, horse. 10 cattle, yearling heifer, 3 calves, 2 swine, dwelling 
house and land £40. house and land given son Joseph £10:12. debts due 
i51 :10 :8, interest in iron works at Taunton £25 :10, money £1 :6. 

Children : 

Samuel b. d. 1679 m. Hannah Porter 

Joseph b. d. 1691 m. Elizabeth Deam 

Shadrach b. d. 1698 m. Hannah 

Samuel Wilbur was born about 1633, lived in Portsmouth, R. I. 
and died in 1679. 

1646, Feby. 4 he was ordered to run his fence straight at the upper 
end of his lot (Mistaken for his father). 

1655, he was freeman. 

1656-58-59-60-62-63 he was Commissioner. 

1657, Jany. 20, he and others bought Pettaquamscott. 

1662, Sept. 29, he and others were complained of by Ninecraft and 
other Indians for pretending title to Point Judith. 

1664-65-69-70 he was Deputy. 

1665-66-67-68-69-77-78 he was Assistant. 

1667, Aug. 10, he enlisted in the troop of horse. 

1671, Oct. 14, he deeded 500 acres to his dau. Hannah, wife of La- 
tham Clarke. 

1676, he was Captain, and on Aug. 24, 1676 he was member of Court 
Martial at Newport for the trial of certain Indians charged with being 
engaged in King Philip's designs. Several were sentenced to be exe- 
cuted. 

His will dated Aug. 21, 1678 was proved Nov. 7, 1710 and names 
wife Hannah and son John as executors. He gives to his wife all prop- 
erty in R. I. for life, and then to his son John ; to dau. Elizabeth all 
land in Point Judith except 100 acres to his youngest dau. Rebecca ; to 
dau. Mary my share in 1000 acres in Narragansett country; to dau. 
Rebecca 250 acres in Narragansett. He married Hannah, dau. of John 
and Margaret Porter, about 1655 and had children: 

Abigail m. Caleb Arnold 

Hannah m. Latham Clarke 

Elizabeth m. Morris Freelove 

Mary m. Samuel Forman 

Rebecca m. William Browning 

228 



PORTEB 

Rebecca Wilbub whs bom about I(i0.">. She married William Brown 
ing, and died before her husband, having borne five children. 

John Pobteb lived in Etoxbury, Boston, Portsmouth and Kings- 
town, K. I. II<' married Margaret Odding, a widow. 

1633, Nov. 5 li<' and wife Margarel were church members. 

Hi:!", Nov. 20, he and others were ordered to deliver up all guns, 

pistols, swords, powder, shot, etc. 

1638, Mar. 7 he and eighteen others signed the agreement for a 
Bodie Politicke at Portsmouth, Et. 1. 

1640, 41, 42, 4::, 44, 50, 64 he was Assistant. 

1657, Jan'y 20 he with others made Pettaquamscott purchase. 

1658, 59, (ii», <>1 In- was Commissioner. 

1665, May 3 at Kingstown, his wife Margaret petitioned the Assem- 
bly, complaining that her said husband did not give suitable care, and 
that he is gone from her, leaving her in such a necessitous state thai 
unavoidably she is brought to a near dependence upon her children for 
her daily support to her very great grief of heart. The court, having 
a deep sense upon their hearts of the sad condition which this poor 
ancient matron is by this means reduced into, enacted that all estate, 
real and personal, of John Porter in this jurisdiction is secured, etc., 
until he hath settled a competent estate upon his aged wife. 

1665, June 27, he was relieved from restraint, having settled on 
his wile for life such an estate as doth fully satisfy her. She died soon 
thereafter and be married, second, Herodias (Horod), divorcee of Geo. 
Gardiner, to whom she had borne eight children, and previously widow 
of John Hicks. 

On May 11, 1658 Horod Gardiner "being the mother of many 
children, came with her Babe sucking at her Breast from Newport to 
Weymouth to deliver her religious Testimony, for which she was bur 
ried to Boston before your Gov. John Endicott, who, after he hail enter- 
tained her with much abusive Language, committed her, and the girl 
Mary Stanton, who came with her to help bear the child, to Prison and 
Ordered them to be whipped with Ten Lashes apiece, which was cruelly 
laid on their Naked Bodies with a threefold knotted-whip of cords and 
then were continued Fourteen days longer in Prison." "After the 
Savage, Inhuman and Bloody Execution on her of your Cruelty afore- 
said, she kneeled down and prayed the Lord to Forgive you." (Bishop's 
New England Judged.) 

1671, May 19 John Porter took oath of allegiance. The same year 
he and his wife Horod deeded 200 acres in Narragansett to her son 
William Gardiner. 

John Porter died in 1(>74, leaving at least one child, Hannah. 

Hannah Porter, dan. of John and Margaret Porter, was horn about 
1633 and married Samuel Wilbur. < >n Feby. 13, 171*2 she confirmed her 
husband's will to her three youngest daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and 
Rebecca. She died April 6, 1722 and administration of her estate was 
granted to Josiah Arnold. Inventory: £143:14:9. 

229 



MY GRANDCHILDREN'S ANCESTORS. 




DEE HOWARD NORTON, RUTH PAINE NORTON, 

My Daughter and her Husband. 



230 



SMITH 

ADDITIONAL ANCESTRY OF DOROTHY HOWARD NORTON 
AND EMILY BUTE NORTON. 

James Smith (Ebenezer Ebenezer 4 James 3 Joshua 2 James 1 ) b. 
Aug. 22, 17(14. d. Apl. Hi, L838, in. Feby. 1, L786 Martha Howard, W i 1 
liamstown, N't. ( ihildren : 
Pamela 1). June 17, L788. 
Alby b. Feby. 7, L790, d. Mar. 17. 1841, m. Sally Hyde (b. Jany. LO, 

1788, < I. '.I line 19, 1855). 
Two sons' b. Peby. 1, L792, died early. 
David b. Jany. 11, 1793, drowned Feby 27, 1824. 
Mary b. March 11, 17!).") d. Peby. 27, L831 m. Moses Ordway Oct. L2, 

1823. Child: David S. Ordway, Milwaukee, Wis. 
Henrietta b. June 4, 1797 d. Peb. 22, 1843. 
Daughter b. April 1, L799 died early. 
Martha b. April 1800. 
Son b. June 1802. 

Alice b. Feby. 3, 1804 d. Apl. 9, L879 m. Isaac Delano. 
Oramel b. Aug-. 12, 1806, d. Jany. 4. L844. 
Caroline b. Aug. 12, 1808 d. Dee. 30, 1878 m. Benjamin Porter. 
Wealthy b. June 7, 1810 d. Oct. 2. 1893 m. Lemmon Poole. 

Child: Emma L. 1>. - - in. - - Harrington. Children: Charles b. 

- Phyllis h. - Mabel E. b. - - m. Wm. Coe Clark. Nov. 

22 1900, Detroit. .Midi. 

Alby Smith m. Sally Hyde, Putney, Vt. removed to Princeton, 111. 

Children. 

James H. b. May 5, 1815 d. June 18, 1879 m. July 5, 1845 Delia Alden 
b. Feb. 11, 1823 d. Aug-. 14, 1897. Children: 

Francis b. Apl. 18, 1846 d. Apl. 9, 1S4!>. 

Sarah b. Dec. 21, 1848 d. Aug. 24. 1849. 

Charles Alden b. Nov. 8, 1852 d. Feb. 15, 1909 m. Mary Mack. Chil- 
dren : 

Philip b. July 25, 1883 m. Leora Fenton. Delia b. Sep. 2fi, L890. 
Katharine li. May 5, 1894. 

Edward 1.. .Inly 25, 1858 d. Dec. 21, 1860. 

Emily b. March 24, ISIS d. Jany. S, 1892 m. Chauncey D. Colton, post. 

Edwin G. b. Mch. 20, 1821 d. Mar. 22, 1906 m. Lucy Ware. 

Sarah b. June 7, 1823 d. June 27, 1897 m. Feby. 5, 1845 Richard DeAr- 
mond Harrison (b. Aug. 26 1815 d. Feby. 12. 1849). Children: 

Emily A. b. Jany. 22, 1846 d. Feby. 19, 1848. 

Richard DeArmond 2nd b. Nov. 29, 1S4S m. ( >ct. 13, 1S74, Ella, dan. 

of Henry Vallette Warren (b. Febv. 26, 1827 d. Mar. Hi. 1906, m. 

Oct. 16, 1850) and Lurena Kendall (b. July 30, 1832 d. Apr. 4, 

1914) r. Princeton, 111. Children: 

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Family of Chauncey D. Colton. 
ALICE, MRS. COLTON, ALBY, 

BUEL, ADA, MR. COLTON. 



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COLTON 

Edwin Warren b. July 20, L875. 

Robert Hopkins l>. Julv.'lO, 1878 m. .June 27, L906 Edith Howard 
1). Jany. 1, is?!).' Children: Robert Howard b. May 25, 
1908. Elizabeth b. June 10, 1911. Barbara b. July 19, 
1913. 

Richard DeArmond 3rd b. May 28, 1883 m. Oct. 15, 1910 Gladys 
Fisher b. Oct. 23, 1887." Children: Richard DeArmond 
4th b. Apr. 4, 1912 Carolyn b. Dec 2::, 1913. 

Ruth Kendall b. Apr. 5, 1889. 

Sarah Smith m. second, Joel W. Hopkins. Child: 

Martha. Bell, b 1863, m. Mar. 3, 1898 Sidney Whitaker r. 

Granville, III. Children: 

Sidney b. Mar. 13, 1899, John b. June 22, 1900. Joel I,. Aug. 
20, 1901. Sarah b. May 24, 1903. Wilhelmina b. Sept. 1, 
1905. Richard 1>. Apr. 2, 1907. 

David Howard b. June 10, 1828 d. March 21, 1863 m. Jany. 28, 1852 
Fannie R. Smith (b. Nov. 7, 1823 d. Aug. 25, 1905). Children: 
Lucy Hyde (..Oct. 2!), 1853. 

Howard b. Aug. 8, 1855 d. Jan. 12, 1912 m. Christine Hughes. 
Manning b. Nov. 28, 1856 m. Anna Collar. 
Alby b. Oct, 21, 1859 d. Sep. 13, 1897. 
David b. Sept. 13, 1862 d. Nov. 1863. 

Charles Davis 1». Sept. 21, 1830 d. Aug. 17, 1848. 



George Colton b. in Eng. about 1620 m. about 1644 Deborah 
Gardner of Hartford, Conn. She d. Sept, 5, 1689 in Springfield. He 
m. 2nd Lydia Wright, widow of John Lamb, John Norton and Law- 
rence Bliss. He d. Dec. 17, 1699. His son 

Isaac b. Nov. 21, 1646, ni. Mary Cooper, dau. of Thos Cooper. She 
was b. Oct. 15, 1651 d. Aug-. 30, 1742 (m. 2nd Edward Stebbins). He 
d. at Long-meadow, Mass., Sept. 3, 1700. His son 

George b. June 16, 1677 d. Aug. 0, 1760 m. Mary dau. of Luke 
Hitchcock Feby. 3, 1704. She d. Sept. IS, 1774. His son 

Isaac b. Aug. 9, 1720 in Longmeadow d. Aug. 20 1800; was soldier in 
Revolution, m. Elizabeth Cooley; 2nd, Mercy Colton; 3d, Elizabeth 
Sears. Mercy Colton d. Oct. 4, 1760, was dau. of John Colton and 
Mercy Stebbins and mother of 

Jonathan b. Feby. 28, 1758 at Springfield, Mass., m. Elizabeth 
Strong. She d. Oct. 17, 1841 in Gouverneur N. Y. He was soldier in 
Revolution in 2nd Conn. Reg., enlisting Apl. 27, 1777, died Jany. 9, 1778. 
His son 

Jonathan Strong b. July 3, 1781 in Bolton, Conn., d. Princeton, 
111., Dec. 11, 1854 m. Betsey Danielson or Donaldson Nov. 15 1803. She 
was b. Feby. 20, 1784 in Monson, Mass., d. ( >ct. 4, 1846. His son 

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My Granddaughter, 

DOROTHY HOWARD NORTON. 

At Ten Months. 



Chaxjncey Donaldson b. Aug. 29, 1810, in Gouverneur N. Y. d. 
Aug. 7, 1895 in Princeton, 111. m. Emily Smith Jany. 12, 1837. 

Children. 

Elizabeth b. May 1, 1838 d. Oct. 25, 1866. 

Asa Buel b. Feby. 22, 1841 d. Dec. 25, 1847. 

Albv Smith b. Apl. 5, 1846 d. July 14, 1883 m. Oct. 20, 1881 Adelaide 
E. Waugh. Child : 

Chauncey Cory b. Mar. 3, 1883 m. Sidney Hall. 

Alice Hyde b. Nov. 27, 1849 d. March 25, 1891. 

Buel Preston b. Mar. 23, 1852 d. Sep. 7, 1906 m. Dec. 24, 1883 Char- 
lotte Zearing. Children : 

Walter Z. b. 1885 July 27 d. Mar. 8 1888. 

James Z. b. 1888 July 24. 

Emily Z. b. 1892 Jany. 4 d. Aug. 3 1907. 

Kingsley B. b. 1893 Aug. 30. 

Sumner b. May 22, 1856 d. Oct. 5, 1857. 

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NORTON 

Aha b. June 26, L859 m. June 24, 1886 Reeve Norton b. Oct. 20, 
1859, son of David Egberl Norton (L\ Feb. 25, L819 d. Apr. 24, L903) 
and Clarissa Reeve (l>. May 4, 1S2S ,1. Dec. .".I, L906, dan. of Lazarus 
Reeve and Nancy Wiswall). Children: 

Dee Howard l>. del. 22, L887 m. Ruth Paine. 

Alice Colton b. May lf>, lSS'.i ni. Kdward Krnest Din-sin- L910, 
An-. 24, r. Normal, I II. 

Children: Howard b. Dec 23, 1911. Lewis Norton b. Sept. 
20, L914. 

Mildred b. Oct. 17. 1896. 

Merrill b. Feb. 16, 1900. 

Dee Howard Norton m. Ruth Paine at Chicago Feby. :24, 1912. 

Children. 

Dorothy Howard b. May 19, 1913 at Princeton, HI. 
Emily Ruth b. May 7. 1914 at Princeton, 111. 




My Granddaughter. 

EMILY RUTH NORTON, 

At Five Months. 



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A PARTING WORD. 

In the summer of 1897 it occurred to me that I ought to put on pa- 
per the names of my grandparents, so that my children need never con- 
fess their total ignorance of their ancestry and thereby be tempted to 
claim in later years that they were self-made. A few names written 
down naturally suggested the possibility of more, and so the idea grew 
by what it fed on until the Atlantic Ocean became my Ultima Thule. 
While I have followed two or three lines across the water, that was no 
part of the original plan. In fact the work has been done without any 
plan, and without any purpose to put the accumulation of material into 
book form until quite recently. Nearly all the data Avas collected at odd 
intervals, prior to 1900, from printed genealogies and town histories 
found in the Newberry Library and the Chicago Public Library. No 
great amount of original research is preserved herein, and much" of the 
text is in the language of others. 

Recently some of my near-of-kin have urged me to put in permanent 
form the results of my pastime, and so to please them, and perhaps 
myself, I have asked the aid of a printer and publisher to assist me 
in building my ancestral monument. 

I have enjoyed with such exquisite pleasure the gathering of the 
material included in this volume that I sometimes feel as if I had 
wronged my posterity by depriving them of the chance to explore the 
same fields and make the same discoveries. But, as my children have 
twice as many 'ancestors as I, and my grandchildren four times as 
many, possibly they will not resent my excursions into antiquity. 

While preparing my copy for the press I have cherished the thought 
that some, perhaps many, of my kindred and friends will appreciate and 
admire this by-product of my idle hours, and I have also felt a growing 
confidence in the approbation of generations yet unborn. 

I am so conscious of the numberless imperfections, inaccuracies and 
mistakes in the book and so confident that I could, with a little more re- 
search and a little more time, correct many of the errors and add much 
material of equal or greater interest, that I hesitate to lock the forms 
and write ' ' Finis. ' ' 

On the other hand, so many of my kin, who would have been greatly 
interested in the book, have passed away since I began the work, that I 
am impelled to cease my search and show the results, if my contempor- 
ary kindred are to share with me the pleasure of looking at the lines of 
our descent. 

And now, my book, go forth and give my kindred a better knowl- 
edge of their kindred and preserve for future generations this feeble 
and unworthy tribute to the memory of my beloved father and mother. 

Lyman May Paine. 

4224 Langley Ave. 

Chicago, 111., Nov. 2, 1914. 



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